Huangchiatien, Lufeng (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Dahungtien; Dahuangtian, Huang-chia-tien, Huang Jia Tian

Where: Yunnan, China (25.2° N, 102.1° E: paleocoordinates 33.8° N, 105.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Zhangjiawa Member (Lufeng Formation), Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• 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 probable Sinemurian age for the Zhangjiawa Member and a Hettangian age for the Shawan Member.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Young; reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: C.-C. Young. 1948. Further notes on Gyposaurus sinensis Young. Bulletin of the Geological Society of China 28(1-2):91-103 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49773: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.04.2005, edited by Richard Butler and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Archosauria -
Archosauria indet.1 Cope 1869 archosaur
IVPP V56a, 87a, 87b
 Saurischia -
Massopoda indet.3 Yates 2007 sauropodomorph
 Saurischia - Massospondylidae
Lufengosaurus magnus Young 1941 sauropodomorph
IVPP V51, V56
Lufengosaurus huenei Young 1940 sauropodomorph
IVPP V44, V50, V273
 Saurischia -
Yunnanosaurus huangi n. gen. n. sp.4 Young 1940 sauropodomorph
IVPP V20 (holotype), V54, V47, V61, V62, V63, V96, V264
Yunnanosaurus robustus n. sp.8 Young 1951 sauropodomorph
IVPP V93 (holotype), partial skeleton.V94
Yunnanosaurus cf. robustus8 Young 1951 sauropodomorph
IVPP V39, tooth
 Saurischia - Anchisauridae
Gyposaurus sinensis Young 1940 anchisaurid
IVPP V43, V45, 46, 55, 95
 Saurischia -
Pachysuchus imperfectus n. gen. n. sp.8 Young 1951 sauropodomorph
IVPP V40; orig. ID as L. magnus
Sinosaurus triassicus n. gen. n. sp.7 Young 1940 China lizard
IVPP V 34 (holotype), maxilla and other jaw fragments. IVPP V97, postcrania. V36, 37, teeth
cf. Sinosaurus triassicus8 Young 1940 China lizard
IVPP V88, ilium
? Coelophysoidea indet.2 Holtz 1994 coelophysoid
IVPP V73, astragalus
 Phytosauria -
"Parasuchia indet." = Phytosauria8
"Parasuchia indet." = Phytosauria8 Jaeger 1828 phytosaur
IVPP V87a, basioccipital
 Loricata -
Microchampsa scutata n. gen. n. sp.8, Platyognathus hsui n. gen. n. sp.5, Lukousaurus yini n. gen. n. sp.7
Microchampsa scutata n. gen. n. sp.8 Young 1951 crocodilian
IVPP V 87 (holotype), vertebrae
Platyognathus hsui n. gen. n. sp.5 Young 1944 crocodilian
IVPP V 71 (holotype), partial skull (lost in WW2).
Lukousaurus yini n. gen. n. sp.7 Young 1940 crocodilian
IVPP V 23 (holotype), skull. IVPP V263, tooth
 Therapsida -
Kunminia minima n. gen. n. sp.6
Kunminia minima n. gen. n. sp.6 Young 1947 cynodont
IVPP V 70 (holotype), skull