Laogou: MN 6, China

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Primates - Pliopithecidae
Pliopithecus sp. Gervais 1849
Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Hispanotherium matritense (de Prado 1864)
Alicornops sp. Ginsburg and Guerin 1979
Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae
Anchitherium gobiensis
Mammalia - Carnivora - Percrocutidae
Percrocuta tungurensis
Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae
Hemicyon teilhardi
Mammalia - Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Amphicyon tairumensis
Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotherium sp. Burmeister 1837
Platybelodon grangeri
Mammalia - Ungulata - Suidae
Kubanochoerus gigas
Listriodon mongoliensis
Mammalia - Ungulata - Giraffidae
Palaeotragus tungurensis
see common names

Country:China State/province:Gansu County:Hezheng
Coordinates: 35.6° North, 103.4° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:34.5° North, 99.2° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
Stage:Serravallian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 5
Key time interval:MN 6
Age range of interval:13.65000 - 12.75000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Stratigraphy comments: "lower part of the Laogou section... Tungurian Stage of Middle Miocene" and equivalent to MN6
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:gray,yellow sandstone
Secondary lithology:red claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "the fossiliferous sandstone bearing H. matritense underlies the sandstone bearing Platybelodong grangeri [position of other fossils not indicated]. Between the two fossiliferous beds, there is a bed of red clay... [H. matritense bed consists of] fluvial gray-yellowish sandstones with gravel"
Environment:fluvial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Disassociated minor elements:many
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: "about 500 isolated teeth" of Platybelodon and Gomphotherium, which "are the dominant elements"; Hispanotherium matritense is represented by 20 teeth
collector, date of collection, and museum repository not indicated
Taxonomic list comments:some chance that this is the same as the "Hezheng" collection with poor locality data (42257), but the faunal list doesn't match
Database number:71105
Authorizer:J. Alroy Enterer:J. Alroy
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2007-04-18 17:16:33 Last modified:2007-04-18 20:16:33
Access level:the public Released:2007-04-18 17:16:32
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

23812. T. Deng. 2003. New material of Hispanotherium matritense (Rhinocerotidae, Perissodactyla) from Laogou of Hezheng County (Gansu, China), with special reference to the Chinese Middle Miocene elasmotheres. Geobios 36:141-150 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]