Guangzhou Iron & Steel plant (Cretaceous to of China)

Where: Guangdong, China (23.2° N, 113.3° E: paleocoordinates 26.4° N, 112.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Sanshui Formation, Cenomanian to Cenomanian (100.5 - 83.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, calcareous sandstone

• dark purple calcareous and gravelly sandstone with a thin layer of gypsum, with a light-gray calcareous sandstone at the bottom

Size class: mesofossils

Collected in 1976

Collection methods: quarrying,

• found by workers at the Guangzhou Iron & Steel plant

Primary reference: Anonymous. 1979. [The first discovery of dinosaur eggs in the “red-beds” of Canton (Guangzhou)]. Mesozoic and Cenozoic Red Beds of South China: Selected Papers from the "Cretaceous-Tertiary Workshop" 341 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188428: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 31.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Elongatoolithidae
Elongatoolithus sp. Zhao 1975 theropod
 Neornithischia - Spheroolithidae
"Paraspheroolithus sp." = Spheroolithus
"Paraspheroolithus sp." = Spheroolithus Zhao 1979 bird foot dinosaur
eggs and nest