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Taoshuyuanzi, Turfan Basin (Triassic of China)

Also known as Taoshuyuangou

Where: Xinjiang, China (42.9° N, 89.2° E: paleocoordinates 38.8° N, 79.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Kelamayi Formation, Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Also known as the Karamayi Formation. Lower part of the formation. The presence of the dicynodont Parakannemeyeria in the Karamayi Formation has been used as evidence for an early Middle Triassic (Anisian) age for this rock unit. The Karamayi Formation is considered a lateral equivalent of the Ermaying Formation of Shanxi Province

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

Primary reference: C.-C. Young. 1973. [On a new pseudosuchian from Turfan, Sinkiang]. Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang (I): Permo-Triassic Vertebrate Fossils of Turfan Basin. Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology Academia Sinica 10:15-37 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88066: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 31.03.2009

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