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Maershan village, Laiyang (Cretaceous of China)

Where: Shandong, China (37.0° N, 120.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 122.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Laiyang Formation, Aptian (125.5 - 112.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• Extensional regime in response to the progressive attenuation of the thickened lithosphere and orogenic collapse.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Shandong Provincial Museum

Primary reference: J. F. Zhang, S. Zhang, D. Z. Liu and Y. N. Shangguan. 1986. Fossil insects (Diptera, Nematocera) of Laiyang basin in Shandong Province. Geology of Shandong 2:14-39 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124369: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Arram Noshirvan on 13.02.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)