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Shaazangin Gobi [HMNS-GIN] (Cretaceous of Mongolia)

Also known as Shaazangin Alag Tsav

Where: Dornogov, Mongolia (44.7° N, 107.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.9° N, 109.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shinkhuduk Formation, Neocomian (145.5 - 130.0 Ma)

• The Shinkhuduk Suite in Alag Tsav area consists of shale, paper shale, calcareous shale (marl), and fine-and coarse-grained sandstone. Mudstone (shale) is the dominant lithology among them. There is a series of outcrops of the Shinkhuduk Suite (paper shale, mudstone, sandstone) in the area 4-5km NE of the base camp (Fig. 6; Plate 2).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; mudstone

• We opened three quarries and excavated in shale and paper shale for fossil searching

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by HMNS-GIN in 2001

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: M. Watabe, K. Tsogtbaatar, N. Ichinnorov and R. Barsbold. 2004. Report on the Japan-Mongolia Joint Paleontological Expedition to the Gobi desert, 2001. Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences Research Bulletin 2:69-96 [R. Benson/R. Benson] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 137862: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 28.12.2012

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