Songping, Luanchuan (IVPP) (Cretaceous of China)

Also known as Haoping, Qiupa

Where: Henan, China (33.9° N, 111.8° E: paleocoordinates 31.6° N, 102.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Qiupa Formation (Tantou Group), Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• basal unit of formation = Unit I

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, red, sandy mudstone and argillaceous, conglomeratic sandstone

• "purplish-red, red and gray mudstones, and sandstones"..."The specimens were excavated from brown-red conglomerates bearing gravelly and muddy sandstones."

Size class: mesofossils

Collected in 1972

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: Z. Dong. 1979. Cretaceous dinosaurs of Hunan, China. Mesozoic and Cenozoic Red Beds of South China: Selected Papers from the "Cretaceous-Tertiary Workshop", Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology & Nanjing Institute of Paleontology (eds.), Science Press, Nanxiong, China 342-350 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49800: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 26.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
"Tyrannosaurus luanchuanensis n. sp." = Tarbosaurus bataar
"Tyrannosaurus luanchuanensis n. sp." = Tarbosaurus bataar Maleev 1955 tyrannosaurid
teeth; NIGP V.4733