Tati, Lufeng (CUP) (Jurassic of China)

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

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• FMNH type specimen of Fulengia youngi collected by "Fr E Oehler, SVD in 1948 or 1949" from "Ta Ti... Dark Red Beds, Lower Lufeng series, Upper Triassic"
Reptilia
  -
Strigosuchus licinus n. gen. n. sp.5
Strigosuchus licinus n. gen. n. sp.5 Simmons 1965 archosaur
FMNH CUP 2082
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.1 Marsh 1878 sauropod
FMNH CUP 2042
Yunnanosaurus sp.5 Young 1940 saurischian
FMNH CUP 2099-2100
Yunnanosaurus robustus5 Young 1951 saurischian
FMNH CUP 2041, 2043, 2102
Yunnanosaurus huangi5 Young 1940 saurischian
FMNH CUP 2033-2035, 2101, 2036, 2038
 Saurischia - Massospondylidae
Lufengosaurus sp.5, "Lufengosaurus hueni" = Lufengosaurus huenei5, "Lufengosaurus huenei" = Lufengosaurus huenei2, "Lufengosaurus magnus" = Lufengosaurus huenei5, "Gyposaurus sinensis" = Lufengosaurus huenei5
Lufengosaurus sp.5 Young 1940 saurischian
FMNH CUP 2078-2080
"Lufengosaurus hueni" = Lufengosaurus huenei5 Young 1940 saurischian
FMNH CUP 2059-2061
"Lufengosaurus huenei" = Lufengosaurus huenei2 Young 1940 saurischian
FMNH CUP 2038
"Lufengosaurus magnus" = Lufengosaurus huenei5 Young 1940 saurischian
FMNH CUP 2056-2058
"Gyposaurus sinensis" = Lufengosaurus huenei5 Young 1940 saurischian
FMNH CUP 2006-2020, 2023-2025
 Saurischia -
Fulengia youngi n. gen. n. sp.2 Carroll and Galton 1977 prosauropod
FMNH CUP 2037
Sinosaurus triassicus5 Young 1940 China lizard
FMNH CUP 2097, 2098, 2004, 2005
 Saurischia - Podokesauridae
Podokesauridae indet.5 Huene 1914 coelophysoid
FMNH CUP 2091
 Saurischia -
"cf. Megapnosaurus sp." = Coelophysis3
"cf. Megapnosaurus sp." = Coelophysis3 Cope 1889 coelophysoid
FMNH CUP 2089, 2090
 Ornithischia -
Tatisaurus oehleri n. gen. n. sp.5
Tatisaurus oehleri n. gen. n. sp.5 Simmons 1965 ornithischian
FMNH CUP 2088
 Pseudosuchia -
Pseudosuchia indet.5 archosaur
FMNH CUP 2084
 Loricata -
Dibothrosuchus elaphros n. gen. n. sp.5 Simmons 1965 crocodilian
FMNH CUP 2081
Crocodyliformes indet.4 Hay 1930 crocodilian
FMNH CUP 2085, 2086, 2087
Crocodyliformes "undescribed new species"6 Hay 1930 crocodilian
FMNH CUP 2083, 2104, 2105
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
Sinoconodon rigneyi n. gen. n. sp.
Sinoconodon rigneyi n. gen. n. sp. Patterson and Olson 1961 mammaliaform
FMNH CUP 1 (holotype), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 9