Dawazi, upper vertebrate horizon (=Member 2), Luoping County (Triassic of China)

Also known as Da'aozi, Daaozi

Where: Yunnan, China (24.8° N, 104.3° E: paleocoordinates 10.8° N, 94.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nicoraella kockeli conodont zone, Upper Member (Guanling Formation), Pelsonian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Also known as Member 2

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, muddy lime mudstone

• Thin-bedded marly limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the IVPP

• Pachypleurosaur found by a geological mapping team from CCCGS led by Q. Y. Zhang on December 18th, 2007; "This new specimen, currently catalogued as LPV 30986 by Chengdu Center of China Geological Survey (CCCGS), was collected from the Layer 67 of Dawazi Section in Member 2 of Guanling Formation (Zhang et al., 2009) at the aforementioned new locality on 19 June 2008." (Liu, 2011)

•Wuhan Institute of Geology and Mineral Recourses collection (WIGM)

Primary reference: W. L. Fu, G. D. F. Wilson, D. Y. Jiang, Y. L. Sun, W. C. Hao and Z. Y. Sun. 2010. A new species of Protamphisophus Nicholls (Crustacea, Isopoda, Phreatoicidea) from Middle Triassic Luoping fauna of Yunnan Province, China. Journal of Paleontology 84(5):1003-1013 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 97946: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.09.2010, edited by Hallie Street, Christina Feng and Roger Benson

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Isopoda - Amphisopidae
Protamphisopus baii n. sp. Fu and Wilson 2010 isopod
Actinopteri
 Perleidiformes -
Luopingichthys bergi n. sp.5 Sun et al. 2009
 Amiiformes -
Gymnoichthys inopinatus n. gen. n. sp.6
Gymnoichthys inopinatus n. gen. n. sp.6 Tintori et al. 2010 bowfin
Reptilia
 Sauropterygia -
Atopodentatus unicus n. gen. n. sp.1
Atopodentatus unicus n. gen. n. sp.1 Cheng et al. 2014 diapsid
Wuhan Institute of Geology and Mineral Recourses (WIGM) SPC V 1107, a nearly complete skeleton with the left lateral side of the skull poorly preserved
 Sauropterygia - Keichousauridae
Dianopachysaurus dingi n. gen. n. sp.3
Dianopachysaurus dingi n. gen. n. sp.3 Liu et al. 2011 diapsid
CCCGS LVP 31365
 Sauropterygia -
Diandongosaurus acutidentatus4 Shang et al. 2011 diapsid
IVPP V 17761
 Ichthyosauria - Mixosauridae
Mixosauridae indet.2 Baur 1887 ichthyosaur
LPV 30986