TAAA site, Toutunhe (Jurassic of China)

Where: Xinjiang, China (43.6° N, 87.3° E: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 100.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Toutunhe Formation, Middle Jurassic (174.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• 14.5 m below Toutunhe Fm.-Qigu F, boundary. Supposedly "late" Middle Jurassic.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; fine-grained, green sandstone

• "fine-grained, deeply green-coloured sandstone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. W. Maisch and A. T. Matzke. 2003. Theropods (Dinosauria, Saurischia) from the Middle Jurassic Toutunhe Formation of the southern Junggar Basin, NW China. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 77(2):281-292 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38135: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.04.2004, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Elasmobranchii -
Elasmobranchii indet.2 Bonaparte 1838 elasmobranch
 Temnospondyli - Brachyopidae
Gobiops desertus1 Shishkin 1991 tetrapod
 Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae
 Saurischia -
? Coelophysoidea indet. Holtz 1994 coelophysoid
 Avetheropoda -
 Pterosauria -
Rhamphorhynchoidea indet.2 Plieninger 1901 pterosaur
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholididae indet.2 Cope 1875 crocodilian