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Xilutian coal mine, Fushun amber (post-1980 collection) (Eocene of China)

Also known as Guchengzi

Where: Liaoning, China (41.8° N, 123.9° E: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 115.9° 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: Specimens deposited in Beijing Museum of Natural History. Specimens with four-digit numbers starting with H or M, assumed to represent a collection.

Primary reference: G. X. Zhang and Y. C. Hong. 1999. A new family Drepanochaitophoridae (Homoptera: Aphidoidea) from Eocene Fushun amber of Liaoning province, China. Entomologia Sinica 6:127-134 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124820: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 24.02.2012

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