Wucaiwan area (unknown locality) (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Yuanotherium minor

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• 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: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

Primary reference: Y. Hu, J. Meng, and J. M. Clark. 2009. A new tritylodontid from the Upper Jurassic of Xinjiang, China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54(3):385-391 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141366: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 26.03.2013, edited by Matthew Carrano and Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudinata - Sichuanchelyidae
Sichuanchelys palatodentata3 Joyce et al. 2016 turtle
Three incomplete carapaces, both with their dorsal surfaces exposed: IVPP V18101 (field number WCW-04-57), incomplete carapace missing portions of margins and with dorsal surface exposed; IVPP V18102 (field number WCW-01-5), missing about the lateral half of its right side; and IVPP V18103 (field number WCW-03-33), missing much of its margins (precise localities unknown)
 Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae
Xinjiangchelys radiplicatoides n. sp.1 Brinkman et al. 2013 turtle
Precise locality data unknown; IVPP V18104 partial skeleton
Annemys sp.1 Sukhanov and Narmandakh 2006 turtle
V18106 (field number WCW- 04-10), incomplete skeleton consisting of a moderately complete skull, four cervical vertebrae in articulation, and an incomplete carapace in two parts, the first part including four disarticulated anterior costals and a series of anterolateral peripherals in articulation and the second part including a series of posterolateral peripherals in articulation.
 Avetheropoda -
Allosauroidea indet.2 Currie and Zhao 1994 allosauroid
IVPP V 18060, metatarsal, "close relationship to S. dongi"
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida - Tritylodontidae
Yuanotherium minor n. gen. n. sp.
Yuanotherium minor n. gen. n. sp. Hu et al. 2009 therapsid
IVPP V15335, partial left upper jaw with anterior three postcanines