Tatienwan building foundation, Fotoukwan (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Chongqing, Chungking

Where: Sichuan, China (29.6° N, 106.6° E: paleocoordinates 28.5° N, 110.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Jurassic (163.5 - 145.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1951; reposited in the IVPP

• Unearthed during the clearing away the building foundation in Tatienwan, a suburb of Chungking (=Chongqing). Only Hsisosuchus chungkingensis and cf. Sanpasaurus yaoi are certainly from this locality. Other taxa may be from nearby but their precise locality data is lost.

Primary reference: C.-C. Young and M.-C. Chow. 1953. New fossil reptiles from Szechuan China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 1(3):87-109 [R. Benson/R. Benson/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131872: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 01.08.2012, edited by Jonathan Tennant, David Nicholson and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Xinjiangchelyidae
"Plesiochelys latimarginalis n. sp." = Xinjiangchelys latimarginalis, "Plesiochelys chungkingensis n. sp." = Tienfuchelys chungkingensis
"Plesiochelys latimarginalis n. sp." = Xinjiangchelys latimarginalis Young and Chow 1953 turtle
IVPP V705 (holotype partial shell)
"Plesiochelys chungkingensis n. sp." = Tienfuchelys chungkingensis Young and Chow 1953 turtle
IVPP V707 (holotype partial shell)
 Testudines -
Sinaspideretes wimani n. gen. n. sp.3
Sinaspideretes wimani n. gen. n. sp.3 Young and Chow 1953 turtle
Precise locality data unknown
 Testudinata -
Chengyuchelys baenoides n. sp.1 Young and Chow 1953 turtle
Holotype IVPP V 708, Paratype IVPP V 710. Precise locality data unknown
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.2 sauropod
IVPP V715: three vertebrae, a radius, a proximal ulna, a right femur, and a ?fibula
 Loricata - Shartegosuchidae
Hsisosuchus chungkingensis n. gen. n. sp. Young and Chow 1953 crocodilian
IVPP V703-V704 (holotype skull and osteoderms)