Morskaya-2 locality (Miocene of Russian Federation)

Also known as Azov Region

Where: Rostovskaya Oblast', Russian Federation (47.2° N, 38.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.5° N, 38.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 12 zone, Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

• Greenish clay member. Middle Turolian (late MN 12–early MN 13)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-deltaic; green claystone

• Greenish clay member

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Material collected since 1932. Material held in the Geological Institute (GIN), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow and Rostov State University (RSU), Rostov-on-Don.

Primary reference: N. V. Zelenkov and A. V. Panteleyev. 2015. Three bird taxa (Aves: Anatidae, Phasianidae, Scolopacidae) from the Late Miocene of the Sea of Azov (Southwestern Russia). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 89:515-527 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 174455: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 13.11.2015, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
Pisidium sp. Pfeiffer 1821 pea clam
Sphaerium sp. Scopoli 1777 fingernail clam
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
 Rissooidea - Lithoglyphidae
 Pulmonata - Punctidae
 Pulmonata - Valloniidae
 Limacoidea - Limacidae
Limax sp. Linnaeus 1758 slug
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
 Basommatophora - Lymnaeidae
Lymnaea cf. palustris Müller 1774 pulmonate
Actinopteri
 Esociformes - Esocidae
Esox sp. Linnaeus 1758 pike
 Perciformes - Gobioidei
Neogobius sp. Iljin 1927 goby
 Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae
Rutilus sp. Rafinesque 1820 carp-like fish
Leuciscus sp. Cuvier 1817 carp-like fish
Scardinius sp. Sauvage 1873 carp-like fish
Tinca sp. Cuvier 1817 carp-like fish
 Siluriformes - Siluridae
Silurus sp. Linnaeus 1758 catfish
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana sp. Linnaeus 1758 frog
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo sp. Laurenti 1768 toad
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudinidae indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Melanochelys sp. Schweigger 1812 Indian black turtles
Sakya sp. Carroll 1988 turtle
Emys sp. Dumeril 1806 pond turtle
Aves
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Gallinago azovica n. sp. Zelenkov and Panteleyev 2015 snipe
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Plioperdix hungarica Janossy 1991 pheasant
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anas kurochkini n. sp. Zelenkov and Panteleyev 2015 dabbling duck
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Bubo sp. Dumeril 1806 eagle-owl
Strix sp. Linnaeus 1758 true owl
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Columbidae indet. Illiger 1811 dove
 Passeriformes - Emberizidae
Emberiza sp. Linnaeus 1758 old world bunting
 Passeriformes - Sylviidae
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Crex sp. Bechstein 1803 rail
Reptilia
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacertidae indet. Bonaparte 1831 squamates
 Squamata - Anguidae
Anguidae indet. Gray 1825 squamates
 Squamata - Viperidae
Viperidae indet. Oppel 1811 viper
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Muridae indet. Illiger 1811 mouse
Apodemus sp. Kaup 1829 Eurasian field mouse
Micromys sp. Dehne 1841 harvest mouse
Occitanomys sp. Michaux 1969 mouse
Pseudomeriones sp. Schaub 1934 gerbil
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Kowalskia sp." = Neocricetodon, Cricetini indet.
"Kowalskia sp." = Neocricetodon Schaub 1934 mouse
Cricetini indet. Simpson 1945 mouse
 Rodentia - Spalacidae
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Tamias sp. Illinger 1811 chipmunk
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor sp. Linnaeus 1758 beaver
Trogontherium sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1809 beaver
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
Hystrix primigenia Wagner 1848 porcupine
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Blarinella cf. dubia Asiatic short-tailed shrew
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
? Enhydriodon sp. Falconer 1868 otter
cf. Martes sp. Frisch 1775 marten
Promephitis maeotica mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Felidae
Metailurus parvulus Hensel 1862 cat
"Felis attica" = Pristifelis attica Wagner 1857 cat
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut borsoni Hays 1834 mastodon
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer