Gaopocun (Locality 64004), Shilihegou, Lantian, Shaanxi (Miocene of China)

Also known as Lantien

Where: shaanxi, China (34.2° N, 109.3° E: paleocoordinates 34.0° N, 107.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: upper Member (Koujiacun Formation), Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• MN6, Early Middle Miocene, Astaracian, Tunggurian, Tongxin local fauna. The Koujiacun Formation is a set of tan-red or tan-yellow mudstones, sandy mudstones and sandstones. Approximately 60m thick. There are two fossiliferous members, the upper unit has purple-red and tan-red mudstones.

Environment/lithology: mudstone

• purple-red and tan-red mudstones.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Lagomeryx originally published by Young (1964). The faunal lists in Qiu (1990) and Chiu et al. (1979) are a conflation of all 4 localities in the Koujiacun Formation. Each locality has been entered separately here.

Primary reference: M. Chow. 1978. Tertiary mammal faunas of the Lantien Region, Shaanxi Province. Professional papers on Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Geological Publishing House, Peking. 7:98-108 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 42851: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 06.08.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
 Ungulata - Lagomerycidae
Lagomeryx complicidens Young 1964 ruminant
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Antilopinae indet. Gray 1821 antelope