Wuerho, IVPP site 64043 (Cretaceous to of China)

Also known as Urho

Where: Xinjiang, China (46.1° N, 85.7° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° N, 81.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lianmugin Formation (Tugulu Group), Late/Upper Aptian to Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 100.5 Ma)

• lower part of formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, sandy mudstone and gray, green sandstone

• "gray sandy mudstones and light green-gray sandstones"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1964; reposited in the IVPP

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

Primary reference: Z. Dong. 1973. [Dinosaurs from Wuerho]. Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang (II): Pterosaurian Fauna from Wuerho, Sinkiang. Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica 11:45-52 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49817: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 27.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae
Sinemys wuerhoensis1 Yeh 1973 turtle
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
Kelmayisaurus petrolicus n. gen. n. sp.
Kelmayisaurus petrolicus n. gen. n. sp. Dong 1973 allosauroid
 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
Wuerhosaurus homheni n. gen. n. sp.
Wuerhosaurus homheni n. gen. n. sp. Dong 1973 ornithischian
 Pterosauria - Dsungaripteridae
Noripterus complicidens3 Young 1973 pterosaur
 Loricata - Protosuchidae
Edentosuchus tienshanensis n. gen. n. sp.2 Young 1973 crocodilian
 Plesiosauria -