Fangshen, Lingyuan (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Liaotherium type

Where: Liaoning, China (41.0° N, 119.0° E: paleocoordinates 43.7° N, 124.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Jiulongshan Formation, Middle Jurassic (174.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• lower part of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; tuffaceous, brown, gray, green, red, calcareous mudstone and sandstone

• "purplish red, brownish and greyish green calcareous and tuffaceous mudstone, sanstone and conglomerate, with intercalating andesitic tuffaceous layers"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1976

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: M. Zhou, Z. Cheng, and Y. Wang. 1991. A mammalian lower jaw from the Jurassic of Lingyuan, Liaoning. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 29(3):165-175 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34696: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Eutriconodonta - Amphilestidae
Liaotherium gracile n. gen. n. sp.
Liaotherium gracile n. gen. n. sp. Zhou et al. 1991 mammal