Zhylga 1a (Paleocene of Kazakhstan)

Also known as Dzhylga

Where: Chimkent, Kazakhstan (41.7° N, 69.0° E: paleocoordinates 39.3° N, 62.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 55.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, white, yellow sandstone

• "In the yellow-white sand layer at the bottom of the quarry... (pg. 128)"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Nessov in 1977-1986

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: A. O. Averianov. 1997. Paleogene sea snakes from the eastern part of Tethys. Russian Journal of Herpetology 4(2):128-142 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Head]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48888: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 03.04.2005, edited by Philip Mannion, David Nicholson and Pauline Coster

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Euselachii -
 Selachii -
Actinopteri
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albulidae indet.7 Bleeker 1859 bonefish
 Acanthomorphata - Centropomidae
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia sp.7 Linnaeus 1766 bowfin
Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Eochelyinae indet.7 Moody 1967 sea turtle
Tasbacka aldabergeni2 Nessov 1987 sea turtle
 Testudines - Adocidae
"Adocus" sp.4 Cope 1868 turtle
Aves
  -
Tshulia litorea n. gen. n. sp.9
Tshulia litorea n. gen. n. sp.9 Nessov 1988 bird
 Anseriformes - Presbyornithidae
Zhylgaia aestiflua n. gen. n. sp.9
Zhylgaia aestiflua n. gen. n. sp.9 Nessov 1988 waterfowl
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Eopuffinus kazachstanensis n. gen. n. sp.6 Nessov 1986 petrel
Frontals
Reptilia
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Vialovophis zhylan Nessov 1984 snake
 Choristodera -
cf. Simoedosaurus sp.3 Gervais 1877 choristodere
ZIN PH specimens
Mammalia
 Cimolesta - Palaeoryctidae
Jarveia sp.1, Jarveia minuscula n. gen. n. sp.5, Voltaia minuta n. gen. n. sp.5
Jarveia sp.1 Nessov 1987 eutherian
Jarveia minuscula n. gen. n. sp.5 Nessov 1987 eutherian
TsNIGR Museum, no. 13/12455 - holotype
Voltaia minuta n. gen. n. sp.5 Nessov 1987 eutherian
TsNIGR Museum, no. 11/12455 - holotype
 Rodentia - Chapattimyidae
Kazygurtia clivosa n. gen. n. sp.5
Kazygurtia clivosa n. gen. n. sp.5 Nessov 1987 rodent
 Rodentia - Paramyidae
cf. Asiaparamys sp.8 Nessov 1987 rodent
Asiaparamys shevyrevae n. gen. n. sp.8 Nessov 1987 rodent
 Xenarthra - Ernanodontidae
Asiabradypus incompositus n. gen. n. sp.5
Asiabradypus incompositus n. gen. n. sp.5 Nessov 1987 edentate
 Tribosphenida - Arctostylopidae
Kazachostylops occidentalis n. gen. n. sp.5 Nessov 1987 eutherian