50 km southwest of C. chaoxianensis type locality (Triassic of China)

Also known as Chensaurus, WCRAI 313

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

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Spathian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• Spathian, Lower Triassic

Environment/lithology: marine

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Wuwei Cultural Relic Administrative Institute (specimen or locality number = WCRAI 313).

Primary reference: R. Motani, H. You, and C. McGowan. 1996. Eel-like swimming in the earliest ichthyosaurs. Nature 382:347-348 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37181: 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
"tentatively identified as"