Xinpu Ichthyosaur locality (Triassic of China)

Where: Guizhou, China (25.9° N, 105.6° E: paleocoordinates 21.2° N, 86.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Xiaowa Formation, Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• Originally reported as from the Wayao Member of the Falang Formation. However, Cheng et al. (2006) stated that the lower Carnian Xiaowa Formation previously the also known as the Wayao Formation, the Wayo Member of the Falang Formation, and the lower Falang Formation.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

Primary reference: Q.-H. Shang and C. Li. 2009. On the occurrence of the ichthyosaur Shastasaurus in the Guanling biota (Late Triassic), Guizhou, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 47(3):178-193 [M. Carrano/H. Street]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 98908: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 22.10.2010, edited by Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ichthyosauria - Californosauridae
Callawayia wolonggangense n. sp. Chen et al. 2007 ichthyosaur
SPCV10306, near-complete skeleton
 Ichthyosauria - Shonisauridae
"Shastasaurus tangae" = Guizhouichthyosaurus tangae
"Shastasaurus tangae" = Guizhouichthyosaurus tangae Cao et al. 2000 ichthyosaur
IVPP V 11853