Houshuigou, bed 5, Baotou (Pleistocene of China)

Where: Nei Mongol, China (40.7° N, 110.0° E: paleocoordinates 40.7° N, 110.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Late Pleistocene; thickness of bed 5 is 1-2 m

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, fine-grained, yellow sandstone

• Yellow, fine sand, ripple-structure

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: It is stored in the museum of Baotou in Inner Mongolia; collection no. is: BM 8601

Primary reference: W. Huang, Y. Li, and Z. Nie. 1989. Two new species of fossil Megaceros from North China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 27(1):53-64 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35929: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna K├╝mmell on 12.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Megaceros baotouensis n. sp. Huang et al. 1989 Irish elk
holotype