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Fossil Mammals of AsiaNeogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology$
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Mikael Fortelius, Xiaoming Wang, and Lawrence Flynn

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231150125

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.001.0001

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Hominoid-Producing Localities and Biostratigraphy in Yunnan

Hominoid-Producing Localities and Biostratigraphy in Yunnan

(p.293) Chapter 11 Hominoid-Producing Localities and Biostratigraphy in Yunnan
Fossil Mammals of Asia

Wei Dong

Guo-Qin Qi

Columbia University Press

This chapter characterizes the hominoid-producing localities and biostratigraphy in Yunnan Province, China. Yunnan Province is located in the southwestern part of China, on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. A large number of fault depression basins are sprinkled among various mountain ridges of the plateau. The Neogene hominoid-bearing strata are exposed in such basins as at Kaiyuan, Lufeng, Yuanmou, and Baoshan Counties. Three hominoid localities in Yunnan are characterized by the presence of the hominoid genus Lufengpithecus, represented by three different species: L. keiyuanensis, L. lufengensis, and L. hudienensis. Their associated faunas also show some similarities as well as differences. Kaiyuan hominoid fauna is mostly uncovered from the middle and upper Xiaolongtan Formation, which is mostly lignite. The distribution of the fossils is very scattered, and the fossils are difficult to find. The chronological range of Lufeng hominoids is not large.

Keywords:   biostratigraphy, Yunnan Province, China, Kaiyuan, Lufeng, Yuanmou, Lufengpithecus, fauna, fossils, hominoids

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