Suzhousaurus 2, Jiuquan, Yujingzi Basin (Cretaceous of China)

Where: Gansu, China (39.9° N, 98.5° E: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 95.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Red Beds Member (Zhonggou Formation), Early/Lower Albian (112.0 - 109.0 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 2004

Primary reference: D.-q. Li, H.-l. You, and Z.-p. Zhang. 2008. A new specimen of Suzhousaurus megatherioides (Dinosauria: Therizinosauroidea) from the Early Cretaceous of northwestern China. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 45:769-779 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 84007: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 15.09.2008

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Taxonomic list

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