Heimugou, Q1, lower part, Luochuan (Pleistocene of China)

Where: Shaanxi, China (35.8° N, 109.4° E: paleocoordinates 35.7° N, 109.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Lower Pleistocene, lower part

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: loess; lithified, red lime mudstone and paleosol/pedogenic, red mudstone

• Light-flesh-red loess deposits, lithified, intercalated with light-red paleosoil layers or layers with calcareous concretions.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: X. Xue. 1982. Notes on Megaloceros luochuanensis (sp. nov.) from Hei-Mugou, Luochuan, Shaanxi province. Vertebrata PalAsiatica (= Gujizhui dongwu yu gurenlei) 20(3):228-235 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36830: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna K├╝mmell on 17.02.2004, edited by John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia -
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovinae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer
(cf. euctenoceros)