Khermeen Tsav II, Middle Red Beds [HMNS-GIN] (Cretaceous of Mongolia)

Also known as Khermin Tsav; Khermin-Tsab; Hermiin Tsav

Where: Omnogov, Mongolia (43.3° N, 99.8° E: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 89.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Barun Goyot Formation, Middle Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: eolian; red sandstone

• "red beds with mega-cross-stratification". "The red-colored thick sandstone beds shows cross-stratification with steep dip angle. Total thickness of the entire geological section in KmT-II is 41m, and the thickness of the eolian beds is 17 m."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by HMNS-GIN in 1994, 1997, 2006

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. Watabe, K. Tsogtbaatar, S. Suzuki and M. Saneyoshi. 2010. Geology of dinosaur-fossil-bearing localities (Jurassic and Cretaceous: Mesozoic) in the Gobi Desert: Results of the HMNS-MPC Joint Paleontological Expedition. Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences Research Bulletin 3:41-118 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 169261: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.05.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Aves -
Aves indet. bird
 Saurischia - Elongatoolithidae
Elongatoolithidae indet. Zhao 1975 theropod
 Neornithischia - Protoceratopsidae
Protoceratopsidae indet. Granger and Gregory 1923 ornithischian
 Squamata -
 Mammalia -