Mamenchi Ferry, Yibin (Jurassic to of China)

Also known as Mamenxi, Yiping

Where: Sichuan, China (28.7° N, 104.5° E: paleocoordinates 27.0° N, 108.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Shaximiao Formation), Kimmeridgian to Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 145.0 Ma)

• = Upper Shaximiao Fm., described as "early Late Jurassic"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; red, blue sandstone

• "red-violet sandstones, mudstones, and shales"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C.-C. Young in 1952; reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Discovered during construction of the Yitang Highway in 1952

Primary reference: C.-C. Young. 1954. On a new sauropod from Yiping, Szechuan, China. Acta Paleontologica Sinica 2(4):355-369 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 24864: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.08.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Mamenchisauridae
Mamenchisaurus constructus n. gen. n. sp. Young 1954 mamenchisaurid