Chensaurus chaoxianensis type locality (Triassic of China)

Also known as P45-H85-25, Majia-Shan

Where: Anhui, China (33.0° N, 117.0° E: paleocoordinates 31.0° N, 93.0° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Spathian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Anhui Geological Museum (AGM), Hefei, China

•In ref. 9957, Motani describes two additional specimens of C. chaoxianensis, saying they are from the same biostratigraphic zone of the type locality.

Primary reference: R. Motani and H. You. 1998. The forefin of Chensaurus chaoxianensis (Ichthyosauria) shows delayed mesopodial ossification. Journal of Paleontology 72(1):133-136 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/R. Whatley]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37180: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 03.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Ichthyosauria - Grippiidae
"Chensaurus chaoxianensis" = Chaohusaurus geishanensis
"Chensaurus chaoxianensis" = Chaohusaurus geishanensis Young and Dong 1972 ichthyosaur
Type specimen is P45-H85-25