Lujiatun village, Beipiao (IVPP) (Cretaceous of China)

Also known as Shangyuan

Where: Liaoning, China (41.6° N, 120.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 122.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lujiatun Member (Yixian Formation), Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• basal member of Yixian Formation = Member 1 = Lujiatun beds; 40Ar/39Ar age for bed is 123.2 ± 1.0 Ma

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; tuff

• fossil-bearing tuffs are structureless

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

• "Fossils from the tuffs include frogs, squamates, dinosaurs, mammals and the new specimens reported here."

Primary reference: X. Xu, X.-L. Wang, and H.-L. You. 2000. A primitive ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38(4):318-325 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 53493: authorized by Robin Whatley, entered by Robin Whatley on 09.09.2005, edited by Roger Benson, Matthew Carrano, Kaitlin Maguire, Richard Butler and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.1 sauropod
IVPP V15010.8-10
cf. Euhelopus sp.1 Romer 1956 sauropod
IVPP V15010.1-7
 Avetheropoda -
Incisivosaurus gauthieri n. gen. n. sp.9
Incisivosaurus gauthieri n. gen. n. sp.9 Xu et al. 2002 coelurosaur
IVPP V13326
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Graciliraptor lujiatunensis n. gen. n. sp.14
Graciliraptor lujiatunensis n. gen. n. sp.14 Xu and Wang 2004 slender raptor
IVPP V13474
 Avetheropoda - Troodontidae
Sinovenator changii n. gen. n. sp.12, Mei long n. gen. n. sp.11, Sinusonasus magnodens n. gen. n. sp.13
Sinovenator changii n. gen. n. sp.12 Xu et al. 2002 coelurosaur
IVPP V12615
Mei long n. gen. n. sp.11 Xu and Norell 2004 coelurosaur
IVPP V12733
Sinusonasus magnodens n. gen. n. sp.13 Xu and Wang 2004 coelurosaur
IVPP V11527
 Neornithischia - Jeholosauridae
Jeholosaurus shangyuanensis n. gen. n. sp. Xu et al. 2000 ornithischian
IVPP V12529, V12530, V15176-V15179
 Neornithischia - Psittacosauridae
"Hongshanosaurus houi n. gen. n. sp." = Psittacosaurus houi15
"Hongshanosaurus houi n. gen. n. sp." = Psittacosaurus houi15 You et al. 2003 ornithischian
 Neornithischia -
Liaoceratops yanzigouensis10 Xu et al. 2002 ornithischian
IVPP V12633
 Squamata -
Dalinghosaurus longidigitus3 Ji 1998 lizard
IVPP V14234 (slab with 15-16 individuals) + IVPP V13282 (skull), V14234.1 (postcrania)
Mammalia
 Eutriconodonta - Gobiconodontidae
Gobiconodon zofiae n. sp.6 Li et al. 2003 mammal
IVPP V12585 (holotype)
Gobiconodon luoianus n. sp.16 Yuan et al. 2009 mammal
41H III-0320
Meemannodon lujiatunensis n. gen. n. sp.8 Meng et al. 2005 mammal
IVPP V13102
Repenomamus giganticus n. sp.5 Hu et al. 2005 mammal
IVPP V14155; nearly complete skeleton
Repenomamus robustus n. gen. n. sp.7 Li et al. 2000 mammal
IVPP V12549 (holotype skeleton); Kielan-Jaworowska et al (2004, p. 243) mentioned 'four nearly complete skulls'
 Theriiformes - Zhangheotheriidae
Anebodon luoi n. gen. n. sp.2
Anebodon luoi n. gen. n. sp.2 Bi et al. 2016 mammal
STM 38-4 - holotype
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Juchilestes liaoningensis n. gen. n. sp.4
Juchilestes liaoningensis n. gen. n. sp.4 Gao et al. 2010 mammal
D2607 (Dalian Museum of Natural History)