Kzyl-Zhar Locality (PIN collection 2284) (Cretaceous of Kazakhstan)

Where: Kazakhstan (44.4° N, 67.3° E: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 60.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: pond; lithified, lenticular mudstone

• "...mudstone lenses in fluvial deposits" Rasnitsyn & Quicke, 2002. Lagoon environment according to Zherikhin (1978) and Legalov (2014).
• "Insects…come from mudstone lenses" Rasnitsyn & Quicke, 2002

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the PIN

Primary reference: A. G. Ponomarenko. 1969. Istoricheskoe Razvitie Zhestkokrylykh-Arkhostemat [Historical Development of the Archostomate Beetles]. Trudy Akademiya Nauk SSSR 125:1-240 [C. Labandeira/A. Spencer-Lee/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114329: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 13.08.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera -
Cretopone magna n. gen. n. sp.
Cretopone magna n. gen. n. sp. Dlussky 1975 wasp
PIN 2284/14
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
Notocupes caducus n. sp. Ponomarenko 1969 reticulated beetle
PIN 2284/7