Tati, Lufeng (CUP): Sinemurian, China
collected by E. Oehler 1948-1949

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia
Strigosuchus licinus n. gen., n. sp. Simmons 1965
Simmons 1965 1 specimen
nomen dubium belonging to Archosauria
FMNH CUP 2082
Sauropoda indet. (Marsh 1878)
Barrett 1999 1 specimen
FMNH CUP 2042
Yunnanosaurus sp. Young 1940
Simmons 1965 2 specimens
FMNH CUP 2099-2100
Yunnanosaurus robustus Young 1951
Simmons 1965 3 specimens
FMNH CUP 2041, 2043, 2102
Yunnanosaurus huangi Young 1940
Simmons 1965 6 specimens
FMNH CUP 2033-2035, 2101, 2036, 2038
Reptilia - Massospondylidae
Lufengosaurus sp. Young 1940
Simmons 1965 4 specimens
FMNH CUP 2078-2080
Yunnanosaurus huangi Young 1940
Simmons 1965 1 specimen
FMNH CUP 2038
    = Lufengosaurus huenei Young 1940
Carroll and Galton 1977
Lufengosaurus hueni (Young 1940)
Simmons 1965 3 specimens
original and current combination Lufengosaurus huenei
FMNH CUP 2059-2061
Lufengosaurus magnus Young 1941
Simmons 1965 3 specimens
synonym of Lufengosaurus huenei
FMNH CUP 2056-2058
Gyposaurus sinensis Young 1940
Simmons 1965 17 specimens
synonym of Lufengosaurus huenei
FMNH CUP 2006-2020, 2023-2025
Reptilia
Yunnanosaurus huangi Young 1940
Simmons 1965 1 specimen
FMNH CUP 2037
    = Fulengia youngi n. gen., n. sp. Carroll and Galton 1977
Carroll and Galton 1977
nomen dubium belonging to Prosauropoda
Sinosaurus triassicus Young 1940
Simmons 1965 4 specimens
FMNH CUP 2097, 2098, 2004, 2005
Reptilia - Podokesauridae
Podokesauridae indet. Huene 1914
Simmons 1965 1 specimen
invalid subgroup of Coelophysoidea
FMNH CUP 2091
Reptilia - Coelophysidae
Podokesauridae indet. Huene 1914
Simmons 1965 2 specimens
FMNH CUP 2089, 2090
    = cf. Megapnosaurus sp. Ivie et al. 2001
Irmis 2004
synonym of Coelophysis
Reptilia
Tatisaurus oehleri n. gen., n. sp. Simmons 1965
Simmons 1965 1 specimen
nomen dubium belonging to Thyreophora
FMNH CUP 2088
Pseudosuchia indet. Zittel 1890
Simmons 1965 1 specimen
FMNH CUP 2084
Dibothrosuchus elaphros n. gen., n. sp. Simmons 1965
Simmons 1965 1 specimen
FMNH CUP 2081
Platyognathus hsui Young 1944
Simmons 1965 3 specimens
FMNH CUP 2083, 2104, 2105
    = Crocodyliformes indet. Hay 1930
Luo and Wu 1994
    = Crocodyliformes informal undescribed new species
Wu and Sues 1996
Microchampsa scutata Young 1951
Simmons 1965 3 specimens
FMNH CUP 2085, 2086, 2087
    = Crocodyliformes indet. Hay 1930
Luo and Wu 1994
Osteoderms that are very similar to those referred to Platygnathus
unclassified
Sinoconodon rigneyi n. gen., n. sp. Patterson and Olson 1961
7 specimens
FMNH CUP 1 (holotype), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 9
see common names

Geography
Country:China State/province:Yunnan
Coordinates: 25.2° North, 102.1° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:33.8° North, 105.8° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:local area
Time
Period:Jurassic Epoch:Early/Lower Jurassic
Stage:Sinemurian 10 m.y. bin:Jurassic 1
Key time interval:Sinemurian
Age range of interval:199.30000 - 190.80000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Formation:Lufeng Member:Zhangjiawa
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: Tati sites supposedly from a single stratum within the "Dark Red Beds"
The Lufeng Formation has been divided into lower dark/dull purple beds (= Shawan Member) and upper dark/deep red beds (= Zhangjiawa Member). Luo & Wu (1994: In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs, pp. 251–270) argue on the basis of vertebrate biostratigraphy for a probable Sinemurian age for the Zhangjiawa Member and a Hettangian age for the Shawan Member.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:body
Degree of concentration:dispersed
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:medium
Associated major elements:some
Disassociated major elements:some
Disassociated minor elements:some
Fragmentation:occasional
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:mechanical,survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Museum repositories:FMNH
Collectors:E. Oehler Collection dates:1948-1949
Collection method comments: Tatisaurus specified as from "Locality No. 8" but no other materials have such info.
Taxonomic list comments:FMNH type specimen of Fulengia youngi collected by "Fr E Oehler, SVD in 1948 or 1949" from "Ta Ti... Dark Red Beds, Lower Lufeng series, Upper Triassic"
Metadata
Also known as:Ta Ti, Dadi
Database number:72091
Authorizer:M. Carrano, R. Butler Enterer:M. Carrano, R. Butler
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2007-05-24 17:38:45 Last modified:2017-07-14 14:39:43
Access level:the public Released:2007-05-24 17:38:45
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

43832. B. Patterson and E. C. Olson. 1961. A triconodont mammal from the Triassic of Yunnan. In G. Vandebroek (ed.), International Colloquium on the Evolution of Lower and Non Specialized Mammals. Koninklijke Vlaamse Academir voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten can Belgie 129-191 [R. Butler/R. Butler]

Secondary references:

43951 P. M. Barrett. 1999. A sauropod dinosaur from the Lower Lufeng Formation (Lower Jurassic) of Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(4):785-787 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
9301 R. L. Carroll and P. M. Galton. 1977. 'Modern' lizard from the Upper Triassic of China. Nature 266(5599):252-255 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
26531ETE S. E. Evans and A. R. Milner. 1989. Fulengia, a supposed early lizard reinterpreted as a prosauropod dinosaur. Palaeontology 32(1):223-230 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
24404ETE R. B. Irmis. 2004. First report of Megapnosaurus (Theropoda: Coelophysoidea) from China. PaleoBios 24(3):11-18 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
34570 Z. Luo and X.-C. Wu. 1994. The small tetrapods of the Lower Lufeng Formation, Yunnan, China. In N. C. Fraser, H.-D. Sues (eds.), In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs: Early Mesozoic Tetrapods. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 251-270 [R. Butler/R. Butler]
24998ETE D. B. Norman, R. J. Butler, and S. C. R. Maidment. 2007. Reconsidering the status and affinities of the ornithischian dinosaur Tatisaurus oehleri Simmons, 1965. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150:865-874 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
26534ETE D. J. Simmons. 1965. The non-therapsid reptiles of the Lufeng Basin, Yunnan, China. Fieldiana: Geology 15(1):1-93 [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]
43947 X.-C. Wu and H.-D. Sues. 1996. Reassessment of Platyognathus hsui Young 1944 (Archosauria: Crocodyliformes) from the Lower Lufeng Formation (Lower Jurassic) of Yunnan, China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(1):42-48 [R. Butler/R. Butler]