Suzhousaurus type, Jiuquan, Yujingzi Basin (Cretaceous of China)

Where: Gansu, China (39.9° N, 98.5° E: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 99.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Xiagou Formation), Aptian (125.0 - 113.0 Ma)

• = Xinminpu Group

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; gray, white shale

• "an epilimnional lacustrine environment, sufficiently shallow to allow small oscillatory currents to 'touch' bottom."
• "white to grey sandy shale in massive to finely laminated beds, with small-scale (<1 cm) symmetrical wave ripples."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1999

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: D. Li, C. Peng, H. You, M. C. Lamanna, J. D. Harris, K. J. Lacovara, and J. Zhang. 2007. A large therizinosauroid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early Cretaceous of northwestern China. Acta Geologica Sinica 81(4):539-549 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 76900: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 07.12.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Avetheropoda - Therizinosauridae
Suzhousaurus megatherioides n. gen. n. sp. Li et al. 2007 Suzhou lizard