Dabu formation, Dabu, Shisanjianfang, Turpan basin (Eocene of China)

Also known as Dabu chezhan, Tulufan, Turfan, Tulufan pendi, Turpan pendi

Where: Xinjiang, China (43.2° N, 91.3° E: paleocoordinates 43.1° N, 84.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dabu Formation, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, coarse-grained, white sandstone and lithified, argillaceous, silty sandstone

• A layer of white coarse grained sandstone within loamy sandstone or sandy mudstone

Collection methods: specimens number: Coryphodon dabuensis: V4346, V4347, V4348, V4349

•Pyrodon xinjiangensis: V4350, V4351, V4352, V4353;

•the museum is not mentioned

Primary reference: R. Zhai. 1978. Two new early Eocene mammals from Sinkiang Uighur with remarks on the age of Gashato Fromation. Memoirs of Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (= Nanjing Dizhi Gushengwu Yanjiusuo Jikan) 13:102-106 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36659: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna K├╝mmell on 09.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Amblypoda - Coryphodontidae
"Coryphodon dabuensis n. sp." = Wutucoryphodon dabuensis
"Coryphodon dabuensis n. sp." = Wutucoryphodon dabuensis Zhai 1978 pantodont
 Amblypoda - Uintatheriidae
Pyrodon xinjiangensis n. gen. n. sp.
Pyrodon xinjiangensis n. gen. n. sp. Zhai 1978 uintathere