Dongpaoshan, bed 1, Baojing county (Pleistocene of China)

Where: Hunan, China (28.7° N, 109.7° E: paleocoordinates 28.6° N, 109.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• late Early Pleistocene

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; hardground limestone and unlithified, lenticular, pebbly, brown, red, calcareous siltstone

• The cave is small: 4 m deep, 7 m broad, 2 m high.
• Dripstone, 30 cm thick, strongly condensed, hard, with a clear lamination; inbetween are lenses of brown-red subclay and rounded calcareous pebbles.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: L. Wang, Y. Lin, S. Chang and J. Yuan. 1982. Mammalian fossils found in northwest part of Hunan province and their significance. Vertebrata PalAsiatica (= Gujizhui dongwu yu gurenlei) 20(4):350-358 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36818: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna K├╝mmell on 17.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae