Also known as Ta Ti, Dadi
Where: Yunnan, China (25.2° N, 102.1° E: paleocoordinates 33.8° N, 105.8° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Zhangjiawa Member (Lufeng Formation), Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)
• Tati sites supposedly from a single stratum within the "Dark Red Beds"
•The Lufeng Formation has been divided into lower dark/dull purple beds (= Shawan Member) and upper dark/deep red beds (= Zhangjiawa Member). Luo & Wu (1994: In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs, pp. 251–270) argue on the basis of vertebrate biostratigraphy for a probable Sinemurian age for the Zhangjiawa Member and a Hettangian age for the Shawan Member.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collected by E. Oehler in 1948-1949; reposited in the FMNH
Collection methods: mechanical,
• Tatisaurus specified as from "Locality No. 8" but no other materials have such info.
Primary reference: B. Patterson and E. C. Olson. 1961. A triconodont mammal from the Triassic of Yunnan. In G. Vandebroek (ed.), International Colloquium on the Evolution of Lower and Non Specialized Mammals. Koninklijke Vlaamse Academir voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten can Belgie 129-191 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 72091: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.05.2007, edited by Richard Butler
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