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Xilutian coal mine, Fushun amber (late 1970s collection) (Eocene of China)

Where: Liaoning, China (41.8° N, 123.9° E: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 116.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ypresian (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Material presumably collected in the late 1970s and published in 1979-1981. Specimens with IV1xxxx numbers, assumed to represent a collection.

Primary reference: Y. C. Hong. 1979. On Eocene Philolimnias gen. nov. (Ephemeroptera, Insecta) in amber from Fushun coalfield, Liaoning province. Scientia Sinica 22:331-339 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124530: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.02.2012

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