Tawa, Lufeng (Heiguopeng) (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Dawa

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• 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. It is not clear which member this collection comes from.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C.-C. Young in 1981; reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: C.-C. Young. 1982. [A new ornithopod from Lufeng, Yunnan]. Selected Works of Yang Zhungjian. Science Press, Beijing 29-35 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49778: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.04.2005, edited by Richard Butler

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Tawasaurus minor n. gen. n. sp.
Tawasaurus minor n. gen. n. sp. Young 1982 Tawa lizard
IVPP V11, V15
 Therapsida - Tritylodontidae
"Yunnania brevirostre n. gen. n. sp." = Yunnanodon brevirostre
"Yunnania brevirostre n. gen. n. sp." = Yunnanodon brevirostre Cui 1976 therapsid
IVPP V 5071, skull