Quxian (IVPP) (Jurassic to of China)

Also known as Chuhsien

Where: Sichuan, China (29.4° N, 103.6° E: paleocoordinates 27.7° N, 107.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red, blue mudstone

• "purplish mudstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G. Kuan & A. Zhou in 1957, 1978; reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

• collected by Kuan (Guan) in 1957, then Zhou at same site in 1978. collected in 1957 by Yaowu Guan of the Sichuan Regional Petroleum Exploration Office from Taipingzhai. In November of 1978, Angui Wang from the QuxianCounty Hydroelectric Office noted numerous occurrences of fossil bone at the locality thatproduced Chialingosaurus. Re-excavation was thereby undertaken by a consortium including Shiwu Zhou from the Chunking Natural History Museum, Xingyao Li from the Quxian County Cultural Office, and Shengquan Xu of the Hydroelectric Office

Primary reference: C.-C. Young. 1959. On a new Stegosauria from Szechuan, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 3(1):1-8 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49791: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 26.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Ornithischia -
Chialingosaurus kuani n. gen. n. sp.
Chialingosaurus kuani n. gen. n. sp. Young 1959 ornithischian