Shangyou Reservoir (Jurassic to of China)

Also known as Yangchuanosaurus type site

Where: Sichuan, China (29.3° N, 105.7° E: paleocoordinates 28.1° N, 109.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Shangshaximiao Formation (Chongqing Group), Oxfordian to Oxfordian (163.5 - 150.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red, sandy mudstone

• "dark-red sandy mudstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Yang & Cheng in 1976-1977

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: Z. Dong, Y. Zhang, X. Li and S. Zhou. 1978. [A new carnosaur from Yongchuan County, Sichuan Province]. Ke Xue Tong Bao [Science Newsletter] 23(5):302-304 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49790: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 26.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Avetheropoda - Metriacanthosauridae
Yangchuanosaurus shangyouensis n. gen. n. sp. Dong et al. 1978 allosauroid