Dapingfang (Cretaceous of China)

Where: Liaoning, China (41.4° N, 120.2° E: paleocoordinates 44.7° N, 120.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: 3 Member (Jiufotang Formation), Aptian (125.0 - 113.0 Ma)

• Yuanjiawa Bed = middle of 3rd Member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; gray, silty mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts

Collected in 2000-; reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: Z. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2002. A long-tailed, seed-eating bird from the Early Cretaceous of China. Nature 418:405-409 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55536: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 31.10.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano, Richard Butler, John Alroy, Matthew Oreska, Roger Benson, Philip Mannion and Terri Cleary

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
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Jeholornis prima n. gen. n. sp.
Jeholornis prima n. gen. n. sp. Zhou and Zhang 2002 bird
IVPP V13274
 Pygostylia - Confuciusornithidae
Confuciusornis sp. Hou et al. 1995 bird
 Pygostylia -
"Sapeornis chaoyangensis" = Sapeornis chaoyangensis12, "Shenshiornis primita n. gen. n. sp." = Sapeornis chaoyangensis2, "Sapeornis angustis n. sp." = Sapeornis chaoyangensis5
"Sapeornis chaoyangensis" = Sapeornis chaoyangensis12 Zhou and Zhang 2002 bird
IVPP V13275, V13276, 41HIII0405 (juvenile specimen)
"Shenshiornis primita n. gen. n. sp." = Sapeornis chaoyangensis2 Zhou and Zhang 2002 bird
LPM B00018
"Sapeornis angustis n. sp." = Sapeornis chaoyangensis5 Zhou and Zhang 2002 bird
IVPP V 13396, nearly complete, articulated sub-adult skeleton
 Ornithothoraces - Hongshanornithidae
Yanornis martini11 Zhou and Zhang 2001 bird
 Enantiornithes -
Enantiornithes indet., Xiangornis shenmi n. gen. n. sp.3, Huoshanornis huji n. gen. n. sp.7
Enantiornithes indet. Walker 1981 bird
Xiangornis shenmi n. gen. n. sp.3 Hu et al. 2012 bird
PMOL-AB00245 (holotype postcranium)
Huoshanornis huji n. gen. n. sp.7 Wang et al. 2010 bird
DNM D2126
 Enantiornithes - Pengornithidae
Pengornis houi n. gen. n. sp.10
Pengornis houi n. gen. n. sp.10 Zhou et al. 2008 bird
IVPP V15336 from "Dapingfang, Chaoyang... Jiufotang Formation" (collector, year, and exact horizon not indicated)
 Eoenantiornithiformes - Eoenantiornithidae
Dapingfangornis sentisorhinus n. gen. n. sp.4 Li et al. 2006 bird
LPM 00039 - holotype (complete skeleton); fishes and small reptiles preserved under the animal's feet
 Enantiornithes -
Piscivorenantiornis inusitatus n. gen. n. sp.8 Wang and Zhou 2017 bird
IVPP V22582, skeleton with pellet containing fish bones
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Microraptor gui n. sp.9 Xu et al. 2003 coelurosaur
IVPP V13352, V13320
 Pterosauria - Istiodactylidae
Hongshanopterus lacustris n. gen. n. sp.6
Hongshanopterus lacustris n. gen. n. sp.6 Wang et al. 2008 pterosaur
IVPP V14582, skull, atlas, axis, and three other cervical vertebrae
 Squamata -
Yabeinosaurus robustus1 Dong et al. 2017 lizard
IVPP V13272 (large, immature skeleton)
unclassified
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Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
ovules in stomach area of Jeholornis type; "unknown plant group"