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Daohugou (NIGP collection) (Jurassic to of China)

Where: Nei Mongol, China (41.3° N, 119.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 122.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Daohugou Formation, Callovian to Callovian (164.7 - 155.7 Ma)

• The age of the Daohugou fauna has been controversial. Liu et al. (2012) obtained U-Pb shrimp ages of 160.5 and 161.0 Myr on ash beds associated with fossils of the Daohugou fauna, suggesting a Callovian-Oxfordian age.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, tuffaceous shale

• Basins characterized by flexure and early rifting (Li et al., 2004).
• "tuffaceous shale"; "freshwater shales interbedded with tuffs"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Reposited in the NIGPAS

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, mechanical

• All type materials are housed at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology

Primary reference: B. Wang, H. C. Zhang, and Y. Fang. 2006. Some Jurassic Palaeontinidae (Insecta, Hemiptera) from Daohugou, Inner Mongolia, China. Palaeoworld 15:115-125 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113371: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.07.2011, edited by John Alroy, Jered Karr and Amy Delelli

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