Shiziling Tiefo, Zizhong (Jurassic to of China)

Where: Sichuan, China (29.8° N, 104.9° E: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 110.0° 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; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

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 60056: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.04.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Cetiosauridae
"Cetiosaurinae indet." = Cetiosauridae
"Cetiosaurinae indet." = Cetiosauridae Lydekker 1888 cetiosaurid
"some prosauropod characters"