Daohugou, Liushuwanzi outcrop (NIGP collection) (Jurassic to of China)

Where: Nei Mongol, China (41.3° N, 119.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 122.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• 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

• Basins characterized by flexure and early rifting (Li et al., 2004)
• "tuffaceous shale"; "freshwater shales interbedded with tuffs"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Reposited in the NIGPAS

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, mechanical

Primary reference: D. Y. Huang and A. Nel. 2017. New fossil damsel–dragonfly clarifies the phylogenetic position of the small Jurassic family Juraheterophlebiidae (Odonata: Epiproctophora). Alcheringa 41:536-542 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189820: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 15.11.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Odonata - Juraheterophlebiidae
Juraheterophlebia cancellosa n. sp. Huang and Nel 2017 dragonfly
NIGP165264