Jiayin: Late/Upper Maastrichtian, China
collected by A. Kristofovich, M. Manakin, N. P. Stepanov, V. Arseniev 1902, 1914-1917, 1925

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Testudines
Chelonia indet. (Latreille 1800)
Godefroit et al. 2000
synonym of Testudines
Reptilia - Testudines - Lindholmemydidae
Aspideretes planicostatus n. sp. Riabinin 1930
Riabinin 1931 1 specimen
recombined as Amuremys planicostata
CCMGE 12/3413
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
Theropoda indet. (Marsh 1881)
    = Albertosaurus periculosus n. sp. Riabinin 1930
Godefroit et al. 2000
synonym of Tarbosaurus bataar
Ankylosauria indet. Osborn 1923
Godefroit et al. 2000
Reptilia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosaurinae indet. Lambe 1918
Wu et al. 2010
Trachodontidae indet. Lydekker 1888
1 specimen
    = Trachodon amurense n. sp. Riabinin 1925
Godefroit et al. 2004
recombined as Mandschurosaurus amurensis
Charonosaurus jiayinensis n. gen., n. sp. Godefroit et al. 2000
Godefroit et al. 2000 1 individual
CUST J-V1251-57
Saurolophus krystofovici n. sp. Riabinin 1930
Rozhdestvensky 1973 1 specimen
nomen dubium belonging to Hadrosauridae
Reptilia - Crocodylia
Crocodylia indet. (Owen 1842)
Godefroit et al. 2000
Pinopsida - Pinales - Cupressaceae
Cupressinoxylon sp. Göppert 1850
see common names

Country:China State/province:Heilongjiang County:Jiayin
Coordinates: 48.9° North, 130.5° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:51.1° North, 117.3° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Altitude:79 meters
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Maastrichtian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 8
Key time interval:Late/Upper Maastrichtian
Age range of interval:70.60000 - 66.00000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Jiayin Formation:Yuliangze
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:gray,green conglomeratic sandstone
Secondary lithology:red mudstone
Includes fossils?Y
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "The dinosaur-bearing beds...consist of gray-green sandstones, purple mudstones, and a light-colored conglomerate."
Environment:fluvial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Degree of concentration:-bonebed
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Spatial orientation:preferred
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Articulated whole bodies:none
Associated major elements:some
Disassociated major elements:many
Disassociated minor elements:many
Spatial resolution:parautochthonous
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:A. Kristofovich, M. Manakin, N. P. Stepanov, V. Arseniev Collection dates:1902, 1914-1917, 1925
Collection method comments: St. Petersburg Geological Committee. Bolotsky et al. (2014) mention that it is possible that F. Schmidt discovered this site in 1866 (as "close to Pashkovo").
Also known as:Belye Kruchi, Longgushan, Longguchan, White Cliffs
Database number:37811
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano, M. Oreska
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2004-03-24 11:20:51 Last modified:2019-11-12 17:07:46
Access level:the public Released:2004-03-24 11:20:51
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

65750. Anonymous. 1917. Khronika i lichnyya izvestíya [Chronicle and personal information]. Ezhegodnik Russkogo Paleontologicheskogo Obshchestva 1:101-103 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

29447 I. Y. Bolotsky and Y. L. Bolotsky. 2008. Tyrannosaurids from the Amur (Heilongjiang) river basin. International Dinosaur Symposium in Fukui 2008: Recent Progress of the Study on Asian Dinosaurs and Paleoenvironments. Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Fukui 19-21 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
53533 I. Y. Bolotsky and V. G. Moiseyenko. 1988. O Dinozavrakh Priamur'ya [On Pre-Amurian dinosaurs] 1-37 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
56066 Y. L. Bolotsky, P. Godefroit, I. Y. Bolotsky and A. Atuchin. 2014. Hadrosaurs from the Far East: historical perspective and new Amurosaurus material from Blagoveschensk (Amur region, Russia). In D. A. Eberth & D. C. Evans (ed.), Hadrosaurs 315-331 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
13360ETE Z. Dong. 1992. Dinosaurian Faunas of China. China Ocean Press, Beijing 1-188 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
13061ETE C. W. Gilmore. 1933. On the dinosaurian fauna of the Iren Dabasu Formation. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 68(2-3):23-78 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
12501ETE P. Godefroit, Y. L. Bolotsky, and J. Van Itterbeeck. 2004. The lambeosaurine dinosaur Amurosaurus riabinini, from the Maastrichtian of Far Eastern Russia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 49(4):575-618 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
10082 P. Godefroit, S. Zan, and L. Jin. 2000. Charonosaurus jiayinensis n. g., n. sp., a lambeosaurine dinosaur from the Late Maastrichtian of northeastern China. Compte Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des planètes 330:875-882 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14517ETE D. B. Norman and H.-D. Sues. 2000. Ornithopods from Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Siberia. In M. J. Benton, M. A. Shishkin, D. M. Unwin, & E N. Kurichkin (eds.), The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia 462-479 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]
62666 A. N. Riabinin. 1930. Mandschurosaurus amurensis nov. gen. nov. sp., verkhnemelovoy dinozavr s. r. Amura [Mandschurosaurus amurensis nov. gen, nov. sp., a hadrosaurian dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of the Amur River]. Monografii Russkogo Paleontologicheskogo Obshchestva 2:1-36 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
25545ETE A. N. Riabinin. 1931. Pozvonki dinozavra iz nizhnego mela Prikaspiyskikh stepey [Two dinosaurian vertebrae from the Lower Cretaceous of the Transcaspian steppes]. Zapiski Rossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 60(1):110-113 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14374ETE A. K. Rozhdestvensky. 1973. The study of Cretaceous reptiles in Russia. Paleontological Journal 1973(2):90-99 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14376ETE A. K. Rozhdestvensky. 1977. The study of dinosaurs in Asia. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 20:102-119 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
61518 D. B. Weishampel and J. B. Weishampel. 1983. Annotated localities of ornithopod dinosaurs: implications to Mesozoic paleobiogeography. The Mosasaur 1:43-87 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
35015ETE W.-h. Wu, P. Godefroit, and J.-x. Han. 2010. A hadrosaurine dentary from Upper Cretaceous of Jiayin, Heilongjiang. Global Geology 29(1):1-5 [M. Carrano/M. Oreska/M. Oreska]