Bong-am Pass, Dinosaur Valley, Tabri (Cretaceous to of South Korea)

Also known as Tab-ri, Tabu-ri, Tabni

Where: Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea (36.0° N, 128.5° E: paleocoordinates 43.9° N, 126.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gugyedong Formation (Hayang Group), Aptian to Aptian (125.0 - 109.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coarse channel fill; lenticular, pebbly, gray conglomerate and gray, green siltstone

• "a lens of matrix-supported conglomerate" with plant found in the "light, grayish green siltstone layer right above the lens"; Kim 83: "the light gray granite cobble-bearing paraconglomerate with very coarse lime concretion pebbles" "channel conglomerate, the pebbles of which are mostly calcareous nodules"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Kim in 1973-1994

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: H. M. Kim. 1981. [Cretaceous dinosaur bones excavated from two localities in Korea]. Journal of the Geological Society of Korea 17(4):297 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 49651: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.04.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Ultrasaurus sp. n. gen.
ulna, caudal neural spine; DGBU-1973, 1978A
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.3 Batsch 1788 turtle
"mud-turtle carapaces" JA: originally entered as Kinosternidae, but "mud turtle" also has been applied to batagurids (Siebenrockiella) and pelomedusids (Pelusios)
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.1 sauropod
proximal humerus
Ultrasaurus tabriensis n. sp.2 Kim 1983 ultra lizard
ulna, caudal neural spine; DGBU-1973, 1978A
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
? Dromaeosauridae indet.3 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae