Maortu (Cretaceous of China)

Also known as Chilantai, Jilantai

Where: Nei Mongol, China (40.3° N, 105.9° E: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 97.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ulansuhai Formation (Dashuigou Group), Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

• = Suhongtu Fm. Faunal assignment to Aptian-Albian, but dating of underlying beds suggests maximum age is Turonian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by SSPE in 1959-1960; reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: S.-Y. Hu. 1964. [Carnosaurian remains from Alashan, Inner Mongolia]. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 8(1):42-63 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 66924: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.10.2006, edited by Jonathan Tennant and David Nicholson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantrionychidae
"Aspideretes maortuensis n. sp." = Kuhnemys maortuensis2, "Aspideretes alashanensis n. sp." = Kuhnemys maortuensis1
"Aspideretes maortuensis n. sp." = Kuhnemys maortuensis2 Yeh 1965 turtle
IVPP V 2864
"Aspideretes alashanensis n. sp." = Kuhnemys maortuensis1 Yeh 1965 turtle
IVPP V 2865
 Avetheropoda -
Carnosauria indet. carnosaur
teeth
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
"Chilantaisaurus maortuensis n. sp." = Shaochilong maortuensis
"Chilantaisaurus maortuensis n. sp." = Shaochilong maortuensis Hu 1964 allosauroid
IVPP V.2885
 Ornithischia - Ankylosauridae
Gobisaurus domoculus n. gen. n. sp.3
Gobisaurus domoculus n. gen. n. sp.3 Vickaryous et al. 2001 ornithischian
IVPP V12563