Also known as Yuanmo formation
Where: Yunnan, China (24.9° N, 100.9° E: paleocoordinates 24.8° N, 100.8° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: fourth Member (Yuanmou Formation), Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)
• Early Quaternary. The teeth of Home erectus yuanmouensis (Yuanmo-man)are from bed 25. From paleomagnetic data was the age of the Yuanmo-man estimated to be 1,7 M a.
•Thickness of the fourth member: 122,2 m.
• member-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: fluvial; unlithified, sandy conglomerate and unlithified claystone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: bulk,
Primary reference: Q. Pu and F. Qian. 1977. Identification of the Yuanmou fossil-man strata; study of the Yuanmou Formation. Acta Geologica Sinica (= Dizhi xuebao) 1977(1):89-100 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 36587: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 06.02.2004
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