Chajiang (near the Huangnihe River), Xingyi (Triassic of China)

Where: Guizhou, China (25.2° N, 104.8° E: paleocoordinates 15.4° N, 94.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Zhuganpo Member (Falang Formation), Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• most probably collected from the Zhuganpo Member (Ladinian) of the Falang Formation based on our field expedition of Chajiang area in 2006

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan in 2006

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• NMNS, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan

Primary reference: Y. -N. Cheng, X. -C. Wu, and T. Y. Sato Shan. 2012. A new eosauropterygian (Diapsida, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(6):1335-1349 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135701: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 04.11.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia -
Qianxisaurus chajiangensis n. gen. n. sp. Cheng et al. 2012 diapsid
Holotype: NMNS-KIKO-F044630, a nearly complete skeleton with the tip of the tail and the right hind limb missing