Where: Shandong, China (36.5° N, 118.5° E: paleocoordinates 36.4° N, 116.3° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Middle Member (Shanwang Formation), Astaracian (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)
• MN6, Aragonian, Middle Miocene. There are six layers, which are grouped into 3 members. These members contain 3 fossil-bearing beds. SW2 is the richest level and is 20-30m thick.
Environment/lithology: lacustrine; sandstone and mudstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils
Collection methods: Flora indicates 'climate in the coastal region of China was then more humid and one of sub-tropical belt, while central parts of the continent were comparatively drier.'
Primary reference: C. C. Young. 1937. On a Miocene Mammalian Fauna from Shantung. Bulletin - Geological Society of China 17(2):209-244 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan] more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 41810: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 21.07.2004