Moutzenhan (IVPP) (Jurassic of China)

Also known as Shizitan, Changshou

Where: Sichuan, China (30.0° N, 107.3° E: paleocoordinates 29.3° N, 111.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Shangshaximiao Formation (Chongqing Group), Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

• Between the Chiating Beds and Chungking Beds; now = Shangshaximiao = Upper Shaximiao Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red shale and sandstone

• "basal part of red shale on the top of a small hill composed of a series of intercalations of sandstones and red-shales"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by So in 1955-1956; reposited in the IVPP

Collection methods: salvage, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: C.-C. Young. 1958. New sauropods from China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 2(1):1-28 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 57771: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 21.12.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Mamenchisauridae
Omeisaurus changshouensis n. sp. Young 1958 mamenchisaurid
IVPP V.930