Liangtoutang Formation

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Liangtoutang Formation
Stratigraphic range: Albian to Cenomanian 105.9–96 Ma
TypeGeological formation
Unit ofTiantai Group
UnderliesChichengshan Formation
OverliesTangshang Formation
AreaHuzhen Basin
ThicknessAbout 300 m
Lithology
PrimarySandstone
Location
RegionAsia
Country China
ExtentZhejiang

The Liangtoutang Formation, also referred to as the Laijia Formation is a geological formation located in Zhejiang, China. Its strata date back to the Albian to Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period. The lithology primarily consists of red sandstone.

Paleofauna[edit]

Dinosaurs[edit]

Color key
Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
Notes
Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Dinosaurs reported from the Liangtoutang Formation
Genus Species Material Notes Images

Yueosaurus

Y. tiantaiensis

"Partial postcranial skeleton"[1]

A neornithischian

Jinyunpelta

J. sinensis

"An almost complete skull" and two partial postcranial skeletons[2]

An ankylosaurin ankylosaur

Restoration

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Zheng, Wenjie; Xingsheng Jin; Masateru Shibata; Yoichi Azuma; Fangming Yu (2012). "A new ornithischian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Liangtoutang Formation of Tiantai, Zhejiang Province, China". Cretaceous Research. 34: 208–219. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2011.11.001.
  2. ^ Wenjie Zheng; Xingsheng Jin; Yoichi Azuma; Qiongying Wang; Kazunori Miyata; Xing Xu (2018). "The most basal ankylosaurine dinosaur from the Albian–Cenomanian of China, with implications for the evolution of the tail club". Scientific Reports. 8: Article number 3711. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21924-7.