Kulinda (Jurassic to of Russian Federation)

Where: Zabaykal'ye, Russian Federation (52.5° N, 116.7° E: paleocoordinates 58.0° N, 117.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ukureyskaya Formation, Late/Upper Bathonian to Late/Upper Bathonian (167.7 - 145.0 Ma)

• Two distinct bonebeds at base of formation. Bonebed 4 is older than Bonebed 3.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; tuffaceous, gray siltstone and lithified claystone

• The dinosaur bones are associated with abundant, well-preserved fossils of plants, insect larvae, and freshwater crustaceans that suggest deposition in a low-energy, probably lacustrine, freshwater environment. The sequence includes tuff deposits and ignimbrites that indicate local volcanic activity
• "Bonebed 3…a gray, silty matrix. [Bonebed 4] comprises a finely laminated, organic-rich claystone and is completely devoid of interspersed quartz grains."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts, replaced with hematite

Collected by S. Sinitsa, P. Godefroit in 2010–2013

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: P. Godefroit, S. M. Sinitsa, D. Dhouailly, Y. L. Bolotsky, A. V. Sizov, M. E. McNamara, M. J. Benton and O. Spagna. 2014. A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales. Science 345(6):451-455 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 159014: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 25.07.2014, edited by Matthew Carrano and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The dinosaur bones are associated with abundant, well-preserved fossils of plants, insect larvae, and freshwater crustaceans
Insecta
 Insecta -
Crustacea
 Crustacea -
Crustacea indet. crustacean
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
tooth
 Avetheropoda - Nqwebasauridae
Lepidocheirosaurus natatilis n. gen. n. sp.2 Alifanov and Saveliev 2015 ornithomimosaur
PIN no. 5435/1
 Neornithischia - Jeholosauridae
Kulindapteryx ukureica n. gen. n. sp.1
Kulindapteryx ukureica n. gen. n. sp.1 Alifanov and Saveliev 2014 ornithischian
PIN, no. 5434/25 (a, b) (holotype), fragmentary vertebra, ischium and pubis on matrix
 Neornithischia - Hypsilophodontidae
Daurosaurus olovus n. gen. n. sp.1
Daurosaurus olovus n. gen. n. sp.1 Alifanov and Saveliev 2014 hypsilophodontid
PIN, no. 5434/1 (a, b) (holotype), imprint (and its counterpart) on a rock sample of an ischium (fragment), ilium, femur, and tibia
 Neornithischia -
Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus n. gen. n. sp. Godefroit et al. 2014 ornithischian
6 partial skulls and several hundred disarticulated skeletons
unclassified
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Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866