Fuxin formation, Xielintai, Zhangwu county (Cretaceous of China)

Where: Liaoning, China (42.4° N, 122.5° E: paleocoordinates 45.5° N, 123.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Fuxin Formation, Early/Lower Cretaceous (145.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, gray, green mudstone and lithified conglomerate

• Lower and middle part: colourful conglomerate, intercalated are gray-green fine sandstones; upper part: gray, gray-dark, light-green mudstone, intercalated are colourful conglomerate layers.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk

Primary reference: K. Xu, Y. Li, R. Li and R. Wang. 1998. Discovery of the Dinosaur fossil in Heishan, Liaoning and its stratigraphical significance. Journal of stratigraphy (=Dicengxue-zazhi) 22(3):227-231 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36973: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna K├╝mmell on 20.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Darwinula sp. Brady and Robertson 1885 ostracod
 Podocopida - Cyprididae
Cypridea sp. Bosquet 1852 ostracod
 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
Sphaerium cf. dayaoense fingernail clam
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unio sp. Philipsson 1788 freshwater mussel
 Bennettitales -
Pterophyllum sp. Brongniart 1828
 Ginkgoales - Ginkgoaceae
Ginkgo sp. Linnaeus 1771 ginkgo