Heimugou, Q2, 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: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Middle Pleistocene, lower part.

•Megaloceros luachuanensis is dated as middle or late Middle Pleistocene.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Gray-brown loess, mostly lithified, relatively hard, intercalated are seven layers of red-brown paleosoil.

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 36832: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna K├╝mmell on 17.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia -
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Ochotona sp. Link 1795 pika
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Megaloceros luochuanensis n. sp. Xue 1982 Irish elk