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Songlinzhuang, Sihong, Jiangsu (Miocene of China)

Also known as Shihhung, Kiangsu.

Where: Jiangsu, China (33.5° N, 118.2° E: paleocoordinates 33.4° N, 115.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Xiacaowan Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Late Burdigalian, Late Early Miocene, MN 4, Orleanian, Shanwangian. The fossil bearing layer consists of conglomeratic sands belonging to the 90m thick Xiacaowan Formation. Formation also known as the Hsiasaohwan.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; fine-grained, brown conglomerate

• greyish fine conglomerates.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Excavated since 1981. Preliminary publication in 1983, however the faunal list has been extensively revised since then.

Primary reference: C. Li, Y. Lin, Y. Gu, L. Hou, W. Wu and Z. Qiu. 1983. The Aragonian vertebrate fauna of Xiacaowan, Jiangsu. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 21(4):313-327 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 43400: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 13.08.2004, edited by Mark Uhen

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