Shanwang, Linqu County, collection S200 (Miocene of China)

Where: Shandong, China (36.6° N, 118.7° E: paleocoordinates 36.5° N, 116.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Shanwang Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Paleomagnetic and radiometric evidence correlates the Shanwang Formation to subchron 5En of Chron 5. The main part of the Shanwang Formation covers 18.524 Ma to 18.056 Ma, with the Shanwang Formation as a whole covering 18.5 ma to 17.5 Ma. Recent paleontological results show that the Shanwang Formation can be correlated with the European mammalian zone MN instead of the previous MN5.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, diatomaceous, tuffaceous mudstone

• Two minor volcanic faulted basins, the Linqu and Shanwang Basins, are present in the study area. The former lies near the county town of Linqu, and the latter in the Shanwang National Geopark, east of this town. The faulted basins are the result of intense Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic extension and rifting; the development of these basins was closely related in time with the nearby NE-SW and NW-SE trending faults in the Yishu Fault Zone.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Shanwang Palaeontological Museum of Linqu. This collection contains specimens labeled with six-digit numbers prefaced by S.

Primary reference: J. F. Zhang. 1993. New Miocene species of Bibionidae (Insecta: Diptera) with discussion on taxonomic position of Clothonopsis miocenica. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 32:141-150 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138946: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Fulgoridae
Ptomatosaiva endea n. gen. n. sp.
Ptomatosaiva endea n. gen. n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 fulgorid planthopper
S200869
 Hemiptera - Aphididae
Precinara minutissima n. gen. n. sp.
Precinara minutissima n. gen. n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 aphid
S200372
 Hemiptera - Coreidae
Homoeocerus attenuatus n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 leaf-footed bug
S200355
Notobitus halarus n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 leaf-footed bug
S200319
 Hemiptera - Aradidae
Aneurus opertus n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 flat bug
S200310
 Hemiptera - Nepidae
Ranatra dormientis n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 true bug
S200279
 Hemiptera - Belostomatidae
Sphaerodema microcephalum Zhang et al. 1994 giant water bug
S200300
 Blattodea - Kalotermitidae
Kalotermes nisus n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 termite
S200276
 Dermaptera - Forficulidae
Apanechura macrura n. sp., Hadanechura sisypha n. gen. n. sp.
Apanechura macrura n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 common earwig
S200370
Hadanechura sisypha n. gen. n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 common earwig
S200340
 Orthoptera - Acrididae
Nymphacrida dyscrita n. gen. n. sp.
Nymphacrida dyscrita n. gen. n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 band-winged grasshopper
S200334
 Hymenoptera - Vespidae
Vespa picea n. sp.
Vespa picea n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 wasp
S200305
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Dolichoderus transversipetiolaris n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 ant
S200348
 Hymenoptera - Cimbicidae
Sinocimbex pellucida n. gen. n. sp., Clavellaria molpa n. sp.
Sinocimbex pellucida n. gen. n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 cimbicid sawfly
S200323
Clavellaria molpa n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 cimbicid sawfly
S200341
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Paraphilus clavatifemoralis n. gen. n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 longhorned beetle
S200294
Perimesosa exarata n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 longhorned beetle
S200271
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Bembidion festivum n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 ground beetle
S200287
 Diptera - Bibionidae
"Plecia gracilenta n. sp." = Plecia gracilentula, Plecia bivalvula n. sp., Plecia fumosa n. sp.
"Plecia gracilenta n. sp." = Plecia gracilentula Evenhuis 1994 love bug
S200349
Plecia bivalvula n. sp. Zhang 1993 love bug
S200288
Plecia fumosa n. sp. Zhang et al. 1994 love bug
S200372
Arachnida
 Araneae - Thomisidae
"Ectona pilulifera n. sp." = Ecotona pilulifera
"Ectona pilulifera n. sp." = Ecotona pilulifera Zhang et al. 1994 crab spider
S200365