Yudu (Pleistocene of China)

Where: Jiangxi, China (26.0° N, 115.4° E: paleocoordinates 26.0° N, 115.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• The age is uncertain.

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; unlithified, brown, sandy siltstone

• The fissures' hostrock is limestone, which is surrounded by a field of breccia.
• The fossil locality are two fissure-fillings, just in neighborhood, each with an average size of 20 x 6 m. The fissure is filled with brown sandy, loamy soil.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The collection is placed in the museum of Yudu county, Jiangxi Province, China

Primary reference: Y. Wan. 1985. Quaternary mammalian fossils discovered in southern Jiangxi Province. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 23(3):245-246 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 35923: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna K├╝mmell on 11.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• In the fossil collection are one mammal and one reptile included, which are not named.
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Amyda sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Rodentia - Spalacidae
Rhizomys sp. Gray 1831 greater bamboo rat
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinoceros sinensis one-horned rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Megatapirus sp." = Tapirus (Megatapirus)
"Megatapirus sp." = Tapirus (Megatapirus) Matthew and Granger 1923 tapir
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ailuropoda sp. Milne-Edwards 1870 giant panda
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer
Muntiacus sp. Rafinesque 1815 muntjak