Huangshiban, Weiyuan (Jurassic to of China)

Where: Sichuan, China (29.6° N, 104.7° E: paleocoordinates 30.6° N, 109.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Maanshan Member (Ziliujing Formation), Aalenian to Aalenian (174.1 - 168.3 Ma)

• The Ziliujing is divided into (in ascending order) Zhenzhuchong, Dongyuemiao, Ma’anshan, and Da’anzhai members. A Toarcian age for the Dongyuemiao Member and an early Middle Jurassic age for the overlying parts of the formation is supported on the basis of macroplants (e.g. Meng et al. 2003. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 42: 525-536)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red, blue mudstone

• "purple mudstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Z. Dong in 1978

Primary reference: Z. Dong, S. Zhou, and H. Zhang. 1983. [Dinosaurs from the Jurassic of Sichuan]. Palaeontologica Sinica, New Series C, Whole Number 162(23):1-136 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 60039: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 27.04.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
moderately sized