Also known as Hipparion Red Clay
Where: Hebei, China (39.8° N, 114.6° E: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 113.8° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Huliuhe Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)
• The age of Lower Pliocene was newly proposed.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; nodular, pebbly, volcaniclastic, red, calcareous, cherty/siliceous claystone
•The horses, giraffes and gazelles resemble partly the present tropical-subtropical prairie and savanna fauna of Africa, so that the presence of the so-called "Hongya Glacial Epoch" cannot be verified.
Size class: macrofossils
Primary reference: A. D. Wang. 1982. The discovery of Pliocene Mammals from Nihewan area and its significance. Kexue Tongbao (= Chinese Science Bulletin, Beijing) 27(9):990-993 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 36318: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 26.01.2004
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