Zhaoying village, Xixia county: Coniacian - Santonian, China

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Ovaloolithidae
Ovaloolithus sp. Zhao 1979
see common names

Country:China State/province:Henan County:Xixia
Coordinates: 33.3° North, 111.5° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:33.1° North, 104.0° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 6
Key time interval:Coniacian - Santonian
Age range of interval:89.80000 - 83.60000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: may be equivalent to Majiacun Fm.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:pebbly,red lithified siltstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: Purple siltstone with pebbles, contains mainly quartz, not rounded, bad sorted (0.05 ~ 1 mm, some > 3 mm); subordinate: mica, feldspar, apatite, calcite; cement: carbonate, argill and iron
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Articulated whole bodies:all
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Collection size:1 individuals
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:35924
Authorizer:J. Alroy Enterer:S. Kuemmell
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2004-01-11 10:18:17 Last modified:2016-05-17 16:32:56
Access level:the public Released:2004-01-11 10:18:17
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

9655.5% 4940Y. Li, Y. Liu, X. Chen and G. Zhao. 1996. Dinosaurian Embryo II: Young Dinosaur-bones in Ovaloolithus. Earth Science - Journal of China University of Geosciences 21(6):608-610 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]

Secondary references:

59172 S.-q. Zhou and Z.-j. Feng. 2002. [Studies on the occurrence beds of O├Âlithus and their relations to the upper-lower boundarues in Henan province]. Resources Survey & Environment 23(1):68-76 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]