Shahai formation, coal series, Badaohao (Cretaceous of China)

Also known as Fuxin formation (1970-1992), Jiufotang formation (1992-1998)

Where: Liaoning, China (41.8° N, 122.0° E: paleocoordinates 45.3° N, 122.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Shahai Formation, Aptian (125.0 - 113.0 Ma)

• Since 1970 the coal series were estimated to belong to the Fuxin formation. 1992 they were counted to the Jiufotang formation. In this paper they are described as to belong to the lower part of the Shahai formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithified, gray mudstone and lithified coal

• Alteration of gray, gray-white, gray-dark sandy mudstone and mudstone with tuff, but mudstone is dominant. Four coal layers are interbedded.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: K. Xu, Y. Li, R. Li and R. Wang. 1998. Discovery of the Dinosaur fossil in Heishan, Liaoning and its stratigraphical significance. Journal of stratigraphy (=Dicengxue-zazhi) 22(3):227-231 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36972: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 20.02.2004, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Darwinula contracta Mandelstam 1955 ostracod
 Podocopida - Cyprididae
Cypridea ihsienensis ostracod
Cypridea sp. Bosquet 1852 ostracod
 Podocopida - Berounellidae
Timiriasevia sp. Mandelstam 1947 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
Sphaerium selenginense fingernail clam
Sphaerium jeholense fingernail clam
 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
Campeloma sp. Rafinesque 1819 snail
 Saurischia -
Asiatosaurus sp. Osborn 1924 sauropod
 Eutriconodonta - Gobiconodontidae
Gobiconodon tomidai n. sp. Kusuhashi et al. 2016 mammal
Pityophyllum sp. Seward 1919
 Bennettitales -
Pterophyllum sp. Brongniart 1828
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
Podozamites sp. Braun 1843
 Pinales -
Desmiophyllum sp. Lesquereux 1878
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
 Ginkgoales - Ginkgoaceae
Baiera sp. Braun 1843
 Czekanowskiales -
Pilosisporites verus
Pilosisporites verus Delcourt and Sprumont 1955
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
  - Sphenopteridae
Sphenopteris sp. Sternberg 1825
Carpolithus sp. Linnaeus 1768
 Gymnospermophyta -