Hoshaofang, Wuding (Jurassic to of China)

Also known as Wuting

Where: Yunnan, China (25.5° N, 102.4° E: paleocoordinates 34.3° N, 105.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lufeng Formation, Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• "Lower Lufeng Series"

•The Lufeng Formation has been divided into lower dark/dull purple beds (= Shawan Member) and upper dark/deep red beds (= Zhangjiawa Member). Luo & Wu (1994: In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs, pp. 251–270) argue on the basis of vertebrate biostratigraphy for a Hettangian–Sinemurian age for the Zhangjiawa Member and a Hettangian age for the Shawan Member. It is not clear which member this collection comes from.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C.-C. Young in 1954-1960

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: C.-C. Young. 1966. On a new locality of the Lufengosaurus of Yunnan. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 10(1):64-67 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49772: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
"Kunmingosaurus wudingensis n. gen. n. sp." = Kunmingosaurus wudingi
"Kunmingosaurus wudingensis n. gen. n. sp." = Kunmingosaurus wudingi Zhao 1985 sauropod
BNHM/PZGR 74 & 75