'Chungking' (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Chongqing, Xinjiangchelys radiplicatus type

Where: Sichuan, China (29.6° N, 106.6° E: paleocoordinates 28.7° N, 110.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Shangshaximiao Formation (Chongqing Group), Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

• 'Upper Xiaximiao Formation'

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. T. Matzke, M. W. Maisch, G. Sun, H. Pfretzschner, and H. Stöhr. 2004. A new xinjiangchelyid turtle (Testudines, Eucryptodira) from the Jurassic Qigu Formation of the southern Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, North-West China. Palaeontology 47(5):1267-1299 [R. Benson/R. Benson/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137598: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 18.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae
Xinjiangchelys radiplicatus n. sp. Young and Chow 1953 turtle