Where: Nei Mongol, China (41.3° N, 119.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 122.8° E)
• coordinate stated in text
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Daohugou Formation, Callovian to Callovian (166.1 - 157.3 Ma)
• The age of the Daohugou fauna has been controversial. Liu et al. (2012) obtained U-Pb shrimp ages of 160.5 and 161.0 Myr on ash beds associated with fossils of the Daohugou fauna, suggesting a Callovian-Oxfordian age.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, tuffaceous shale
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Preservation: mold/impression, adpression
Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, mechanical
• Repository: Key Laboratory of Insect Evolution & Environmental Changes, the College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University (CNU), Beijing, China, donated by Mr. Junyan Li from his private collection.
Primary reference: X. G. Yang, D. Ren, and C. K. Shih. 2012. New fossil hangingflies (Mecoptera, Raptipeda, Bittacidae) from the Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous of northeastern China. Geodiversitas 34:785-799 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 137887: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 01.01.2013
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