Also known as Youhe
Where: Shensi, China (34.5° N, 109.5° E: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 108.9° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)
• The Fossils were found 'in green lacustrine deposits between the Upper Pliocene Lantian Series and the Lower Pleistocene Sanmenian Series.' Called the 'You-he series' which is found elsewhere in Shensi and may be correlated with the 'Lower Nihowan' beds.
•Dated using fauna to the Plio-Pleistocene - 'correlated to the Early Villafranchian of Europe and between the late Pliocene and the Nihowan period of Middle Early Pliocene of China.'
•Qiu (1990) says MN16, Piacenzian, Late Pliocene, Youhean.
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Primary reference: X. Xue. 1981. An early Pleistocene mammalian fauna and its stratigraphy of the River You, Weinan, Shensi. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 19(1):35-44 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 34506: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 04.09.2003
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