Machiapao (Triassic of China)

Where: Sichuan, China (29.6° N, 106.5° E: paleocoordinates 18.4° N, 93.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Triassic (247.2 - 237.0 Ma)

• lower middle Triassic

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution


Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Y. Chung-Chien. 1960. New localities of sauropterigians in China. Vertebrata Palasiatica 4(2):82-86 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37605: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 18.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Pachypleurosauridae
Pachypleurosauridae indet. Nopcsa 1928 diapsid
right humerus