Well-preserved Protosephurus liui locality (Cretaceous of China)

Where: Liaoning, China (41.2° N, 119.4° E: paleocoordinates 43.9° N, 121.0° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Dawangzhangzi Member (Yixian Formation), Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; brown, gray siliciclastic sediments

• Intercalated with volcanic beds

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: quarrying, hydrochloric,

Primary reference: L. Grande, F. Jin, Y. Yabumoto and W. E. Bemis. 2002. Protopsephurus liui, a Well-Preserved Primitive Paddlefish (Acipenseriformes: Polyodontidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(2):209-237 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134420: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 08.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Repository: Kitakyushu Museum and Institute of National History, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, Kitakyushu, Japan (KMNH)
 Acipenseriformes - Polyodontidae
Protopsephurus liui Lu 1994 paddlefish