Ban Kalum, Tang Vay (Cretaceous of Laos)

Also known as Ichthyovenator type

Where: Savannakhet, Laos (16.3° N, 105.7° E: paleocoordinates 16.5° N, 115.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Grès supérieurs Formation, Aptian (125.0 - 113.0 Ma)

• The “Grès supérieurs” Formation is considered here the lateral equivalent of the Khok Kruat and Phu Pan formations in neighbouring Thailand and is probably late Barremian to early Cenomanian in age (Buffetaut 1991; Allain et al. 1999; Sha 2007; Racey and Goodall 2009). The non-marine Cretaceous bivalve Trigonioides kobayashi–Plicatounio suzuki assemblage (Hoffet 1937) which is the only known assemblage recovered in Tang Vay area suggests that Ichthyovenator is Aptian in age (Allain et al. 1999; Sha 2007).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• None reported.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Allain et al. in 2010

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Allain, T. Xaisanavong, P. Richir and B. Khentavong. 2012. The first definitive Asian spinosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the early cretaceous of Laos. Naturwissenschaften 99:369-377 [G. Lloyd/G. Lloyd/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131833: authorized by Graeme Lloyd, entered by Graeme Lloyd on 30.07.2012

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
Ichthyovenator laosensis n. gen. n. sp.
Ichthyovenator laosensis n. gen. n. sp. Allain et al. 2012 tetanuran
MDS BK10-01 to 15