Chang village (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Dianchung

Where: Yunnan, China (25.1° N, 102.1° E: paleocoordinates 33.7° N, 105.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Zhangjiawa Member (Lufeng Formation), Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• 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.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

Primary reference: C.-C. Young. 1982. [On a new genus of dinosaur from Lufeng, Yunnan]. Selected Works of Yang Zhungjian. Science Press, Beijing 38-42 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137353: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 14.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Prosauropoda indet. Huene 1920 prosauropod
IVPP V4735b, cojoined dentaries
 Loricata -
Dianchungosaurus lufengensis n. gen. n. sp. Young 1982 crocodilian
IVPP V4735a, left premaxilla