Kopaly Lower Level: Pliocene, Kazakhstan

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys haplodentatus
Villanyia petenyi
Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Archidiskodon gromovi
    = Mammuthus gromovi
McKenna and Bell 1997
see common names

Geography
Country:Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 45.0° North, 79.0° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:45.2° North, 78.8° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Time
Period:Neogene Epoch:Pliocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Pliocene
Age range of interval:5.33300 - 2.58800 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Stratigraphy comments: Middle Villafranchian, Late Pliocene, MN17. Reversed polarity, assigned to the lower part of the Matuyama Chron.
'Kopaly is a multilayered palaeontological locality with a very complicated geological structure affected by tectonism. The Ilian suite of siltstones and with conglomerates and beds of marls is distinguished in the lower part of this section.'
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: conglomeratic siltstone
Secondary lithology: marl
Lithology description: 'The Ilian suite of siltstones and with conglomerates and beds of marls is distinguished in the lower part of this section.'
Geology comments: 'Kopaly is a multilayered palaeontological locality with a very complicated geological structure affected by tectonism.
Taphonomy
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:biostratigraphic analysis
Metadata
Database number:34442
Authorizer:A. Turner Enterer:H. O'Regan
Modifier:H. O'Regan Research group:PACED
Created:2003-09-01 06:07:50 Last modified:2003-09-01 09:07:50
Access level:the public Released:2003-09-01 06:07:50
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

9043.PACED M.V. Sotnikova, A.E. Dodonov, and A.V. Pen'kov. 1997. Upper Cenozoic bio-magnetic stratigraphy of Central Asian mammalian localities. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 133:243-258 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]

Secondary references:

7584 M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level 1-640 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]