Shuleichthys brachypteryx type locality (Cretaceous of China)

Where: Gansu, China (39.8° N, 96.3° E: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 90.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Xiagou Formation (Xinminpu Group), Cretaceous (145.0 - 66.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; mudstone and siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Authors and their collecting team

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Specimens are in the collections of the Fossil Research and Development Centre of the Third Geology and Mineral Resources Exploration Academy of Gansu Province (FRDC).

Primary reference: A. M. Murray, H. L. You, and C. Peng. 2010. A New Cretaceous Osteoglossomorph Fish from Gansu Province, China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(2):322-332 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135813: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 10.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

• Turtles, salamanders, and birds have been found in association with the fishes.
 Teleostei -
Shuleichthys brachypteryx n. gen. n. sp. Murray et al. 2010