Linyanshan 2, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province (Miocene of China)

Also known as Liu ho 2, Lingyanshan

Where: Jiangsu, China (32.1° N, 118.8° E: paleocoordinates 32.5° N, 116.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• Probably MN8, Astaracian, Tunggurian, Latest Middle Miocene.


Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: There appear to be two collections made at this site - Linyanshan 1 is the one quoted in later papers, the 'indet' faunas are not mentioned. However Chiu et al. 1979 do add an 'etc.' to their faunal list. The faunal list in Bi et al. is split into 1 and 2 so the two groups have been entered separately.

Primary reference: Z. Bi, Z. Yu, and Z. Qiu. 1977. First discoveries of mammal remains from Pliocene deposits near Nanking. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 15(2):126-138 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 42481: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 30.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion cf. platyodus hipparionine horse
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
"? Pliomastodon cf. matthewi" = Mammut matthewi
"? Pliomastodon cf. matthewi" = Mammut matthewi Osborn 1921 mastodon
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Giraffidae indet. Gray 1821 giraffe
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer