Xiejia (Miocene of China)

Also known as Xining Basin

Where: Qinghai, China (36.7° N, 101.5° E: paleocoordinates 35.3° N, 96.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Chetougou Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithology not reported

• "fluvial-lacustrine environment"
• "terrigenous clastics"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1978

Primary reference: Z. Qiu, C. Li, and S. Wang. 1981. Miocene mammalian fossils from Xining Basin, Qinghai. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 19(2):156-173 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34671: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 15.09.2003, edited by Hannah O'Regan

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
"Tachyoryctoides kokonorensis" = Tachyoryctoides pachygnatus
"Tachyoryctoides kokonorensis" = Tachyoryctoides pachygnatus Bohlin 1937 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
? Eumyarion sp. Thaler 1966 mouse
Eucricetodon youngi Li and Qiu 1980 mouse
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
"Plesiosminthus lajeensis" = Litodonomys lajeensis
"Plesiosminthus lajeensis" = Litodonomys lajeensis Li and Qiu 1980 rodent
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciuridae indet. Gray 1821 squirrel
Sciurid sp.
 Rodentia - Ctenodactylidae
Tataromys sp., "Tataromys suni n. sp." = Yindirtemys suni
Tataromys sp. Matthew and Granger 1923 gundi
"Tataromys suni n. sp." = Yindirtemys suni Li and Qiu 1980 gundi
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Plesiosminthus xiningensis Li and Qiu 1980 jumping mouse
Plesiosminthus huangshuiensis Li and Qiu 1980 jumping mouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Sinolagomys pachygnathus Li and Qiu 1980 pika
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Brachypotherium sp. Roger 1904 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
? Oioceros xiejianensis antelope
Oioceros (?) xiejianensis