Wucaiwan area, Acuodulodon sunae type (Jurassic of China)

Where: Xinjiang, China (45.2° N, 88.9° E: paleocoordinates 46.8° N, 91.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Shishugou Formation (Qigu Group), Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

• upper part of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; tabular, bioturbated, tuffaceous, yellow, carbonaceous mudstone

• "from the middle of an approximately 2.0 meter thick tabular bed of finely laminated to massive, tan-coloured, tuffaceous mudstone. Small, horizontal to sub-vertical carbonaceous root traces and plant fragments are present. Fine laminations and horizontally-oriented roots indicate a paludal (wetlands) setting in which sediment accumulated over many years."

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

Primary reference: Y.-M. Hu, J. Meng, and J. M. Clark. 2007. A new Late Jurassic docodont (Mammalia) from northeastern Xinjiang, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 45(3):173-194 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138856: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 29.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Docodonta - Docodontidae
"Acuodulodon sunae n. gen. n. sp." = Dsungarodon zuoi
"Acuodulodon sunae n. gen. n. sp." = Dsungarodon zuoi Pfretzschner et al. 2005 dodocont
IVPP V 15332 - holotype (left dentary)