Yuanjiagou (locality 64013), Najiahe, Lantian, Shaanxi (Miocene of China)

Where: shaanxi, China (36.8° N, 110.2° E: paleocoordinates 36.7° N, 108.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

• Probably Turolian (late Miocene), regarded as Pliocene in Chow (1978), but most sites regarded as Pliocene have been revised to Miocene (see Qui, 1990).


Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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 42861: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 06.08.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle
 Ungulata - Cervidae