Khara Khutul (PIN coll. 5268) [MPE/SMPE] (Cretaceous to of Mongolia)

Also known as Khara Khutul Ula; Khar Hötöl Uul; Kharakhutulia kalandadzei type

Where: Dornogov, Mongolia (44.5° N, 107.4° E: paleocoordinates 46.2° N, 97.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Baynshire Formation, Cenomanian to Cenomanian (100.5 - 83.6 Ma)

• = Bainshirenskaya, Bayn Shire, Bainshire Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by N. N. Kalandadze, MPE, SMPE, SMGE in 1946, 1948–1949, 1967–1972, 1974, 1976; reposited in the PIN

• Soviet-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition

Primary reference: I. A. Efremov. 1954. Paleontologeskiye issledovaniya v Mongol'skoy Narodnoy Respulike (predvaritel'nyye rezul'taty ekspeditsiyy 1946, 1948 i 1949 gg.) [Paleontological investigations in the Mongolian People's Republic (preliminary results of the expeditions of 1946, 1947, and 1949)]. Trudy Mongolʹskoĭ Komissii 59:3-32 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 118167: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 07.10.2011, edited by Bethany Allen and Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet.4 Oppel 1811 turtle
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet.7 Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Nanhsiungchelyidae
Nanhsiungchelyidae indet.7 Yeh 1966 turtle
Originally listed as ?Zangerlia sp. (Shuvalov and Chkhikvadze 1975)
Nanhsiungchelyidae indet.3 Yeh 1966 turtle
IP 11-2-2 (fragmentary shell and postcranial remains)
Hanbogdemys sp.7 Sukhanov and Narmandakh 2006 turtle
Originally described as an individual of Hanbogdemys ("Basilemys") orientalis (Nessov 1987)
Kharakhutulia kalandadzei n. gen. n. sp.7 Sukhanov et al. 2008 turtle
PIN 5268-1 - holotype (a partial shell missing its right and posterior periphery); paratypes: PIN 5268-2 (partial shell including left lateral fragment of the carapace and left half of the plastron), PIN 5268-3 (fragment of a carapace, including pygal and sutured fragments of peripherals 11), PIN 5268-4 (left bridge peripheral). PIN 5268-3 and PIN 5268-4 may belong to the same individual as PIN 5268-1 or PIN 5268-2. There are a number of other shell fragments belonging either to PIN 5268-1 or/and PIN 5268-2.
 Testudines - Sinemydidae
Sinemydidae indet.6 Yeh 1963 turtle
 Testudines - Adocidae
Adocidae indet.7 Cope 1869 turtle
 Testudines - Carettochelyidae
Kizylkumemys schultzi7 Nessov 1977 turtle
Listed as Kizylkumemys schultzi mirabilis (Nessov 1981)
 Testudines - Lindholmemydidae
Mongolemys sp.6 Khosatzky and Mlynarski 1971 turtle
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet.1 Owen 1842 dinosaur
 Saurischia -
 Avetheropoda -
 Avetheropoda - Therizinosauridae
Enigmosaurus mongoliensis n. sp.2 Barsbold and Perle 1983 enigmatic lizard
"relatively large pelvis"