Lunan beds, Anren village, Lunan (Eocene of China)

Where: Yunnan, China (24.8° N, 103.3° E: paleocoordinates 23.2° N, 101.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Lumeiyi Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• Fossils were described as from the Upper Lunan beds, now the upper part of the Lumeiyi Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Chow and C. C. Hu. 1959. A new species of Parabrontops from the Oligocene of Lunan, Yunnan. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica (= Gushengwu Xuebao) 7(2):85-89 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36668: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna K├╝mmell on 09.02.2004, edited by David Nicholson and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo yunnanensis n. sp.1 Yeh 1963 turtle
IVPP V 1031. Note listed as Dayima, Lunan, Yunnan, Early Oligocene
Testudo lunanensis n. sp.1 Yeh 1963 turtle
IVPP 1032. Note listed as Dayima, Lunan, Yunnan, Early Oligocene
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Brontotheriidae indet.4 Marsh 1873 brontothere
IVPP V 2652
Parabrontops lunanensis n. sp. Chow and Hu 1959 brontothere
Rhinotitan quadridens n. sp.4 Xu and Chiu 1962 brontothere
IVPP V 2651 - type
 Perissodactyla - Paraceratheriidae
"Indricotherium parvum n. sp." = Urtinotherium parvum2
"Indricotherium parvum n. sp." = Urtinotherium parvum2 Chow 1958 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Amynodontidae
Amynodon sp.4 Marsh 1877 odd-toed ungulate
IVPP V 2655
Amynodon altidens n. sp.4 Xu and Chiu 1962 odd-toed ungulate
IVPP V 2654 - type
cf. Metamynodon sp.4 Scott and Osborn 1887 odd-toed ungulate
IVPP V 2656
 Perissodactyla - Hyracodontidae
"Prohyracodon progressa" = Prohyracodon meridionale4
"Prohyracodon progressa" = Prohyracodon meridionale4 Chow 1961 odd-toed ungulate
IVPP V 2657
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet.4 Gray 1821 rhinoceros
IVPP V 2658
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Teleolophus medius4 Matthew and Granger 1925 tapir
IVPP V 2653
 Embrithopoda -
Lunania "n. sp." Chow 1957 placental
undescribed
 Artiodactyla - Entelodontidae
"Eoentelodon yunnanense" = Brachyhyops yunnanense4
"Eoentelodon yunnanense" = Brachyhyops yunnanense4 Chow 1958 even-toed ungulate
IVPP V 2659
 Artiodactyla -
Bothriodon sp.2, "Hyoboops hui n. sp." = Brachyodus hui2
Bothriodon sp.2 Aymard 1846 even-toed ungulate
"Hyoboops hui n. sp." = Brachyodus hui2 Chow 1958 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Anthracotheriidae
Probrachyodus panchiaoensis n. gen. n. sp.3 Xu and Chiu 1962 anthracothere
IVPP V 2660 - holotype