Where: Xinjiang, China (44.0° N, 85.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 84.1° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Middle Member (Shawan Formation), Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)
• Early Miocene, MN2, Agenian, Xiejian. From the Middle part of the Shawan Formation (the so-called brown beds), thick continental deposits, widely distributed along the north slope of the Tianshan Mountains.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: First reported in 1965.
Primary reference: Z. Qiu. 1990. The Chinese Neogene mammalian biochronology - its correlation with the European Neogene mammal zonation. In E.H. Lindsay, V. Fahlbusch and P. Mein, eds., European Neogene Mammal Chronology. Plenum Press, New York. 527-556 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 42063: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 23.07.2004
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