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Lufeng (Miocene of China)

Where: Yunnan, China (25.0° N, 102.1° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 101.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

• Quarry sequence is divided into 8 beds (numbered from top), in the Xi River Basin north of Lufeng, China. These unconformably overly Mesozoic sediments. No Formation names are given.

•Han 1985: "Its geological age is Late Miocene, equivalent to the Turolian of European sequence of land mammal ages." Qi 1986: Age "8 Ma or perhaps a bit later"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; unlithified, black, sandy lignite and unlithified, calcareous mudstone

• Quarry section at Lufeng is 8 m thick. Detailed microstratigraphy given in Qi 1985 and Badgley et al 1988.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: G. Qi. 1979. Pliocene mammalian fauna of Lufeng, Yunnan. Vertebrata PalAsiatica (Gujizhui dongwu yu gurenlei) 17(1):14-22 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 11798: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 10.09.2001, edited by Will Clyde, Susanna Kümmell, Mark Uhen and Hannah O'Regan

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