Aapsta River canyon (Jurassic of Georgia)

Where: Abkhaziya, Georgia (43.2° N, 40.6° E: paleocoordinates 2.4° N, 48.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; shale and limestone

• The dinosaur-bearing interval is 60-80 m thick and consists of interbedded shales, conglomerates, and limestones deposited in lagoonal and fan facies during middle Oxfordian time.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Sh. Chalauri in 1998

Primary reference: L. K. Gabunia, G. Mchedlidze, V. M. Chkhikvadze and S. G. Lucas. 1998. Jurassic sauropod dinosaur from the Republic of Georgia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(1):233-236 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51908: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 30.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Diplodocidae