Shakh-Shakh (lower) (Cretaceous to of Kazakhstan)

Also known as Sakh-Sakh

Where: Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan (45.9° N, 64.7° E: paleocoordinates 38.7° N, 58.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bostobe Formation, Santonian to Santonian (86.3 - 70.6 Ma)

• = Beleutinskaya Svita

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; red claystone and sandstone

• "a band (10 to 12 meters) of bone-bearing clays, of variegated color below and red above, with intercalations of sand and thin, platy sandstones in the middle."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by A. K. Rozhdestvensky, L. A. Nessov in 1957-1982; reposited in the PIN

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

• collected by A. K. Rozhdestvensky in the late 1950s, then by L. A. Nessov in 1980, 1982

Primary reference: A. K. Rozhdestvensky. 1964. Novye dannye o mestonakhozhdeniyakh dinozavrov na territorii Kazakhstana i Srednei Azii [New data on occurrences of dinosaurs in Kazakhstan and Central Asia]. Tashkentskii Gosudarstvennyi Universitet, Nauchnye Trudy: Geologiya [Tashkent State University, Scientific Publications: Geology] 234:227-241 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 53134: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 06.09.2005, edited by Kaitlin Maguire, Philip Mannion and Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet.2 Oppel 1811 turtle
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx kansaiensis7, "Paleotrionyx riabinini n. sp." = Trionyx onomatoplokos7, Trionyx riabinini n. sp.7
Trionyx kansaiensis7 Vitek and Danilov 2010 softshell turtle
ZIN PH 190/10, partial costal ?3 or ?4; IZK R-3815, hyohypoplastron; ZIN PH 169/10, partial medial hyoplastron; IZK R-3963, partial medial hyoplastron
"Paleotrionyx riabinini n. sp." = Trionyx onomatoplokos7 Kuznetsov and Chkhikvadze 1987 softshell turtle
IZK R-3920 - type (isolated nuchal)
Trionyx riabinini n. sp.7 Kuznetsov and Chkhikvadze 1987 softshell turtle
 Saurischia -
 Theropoda -
 Avetheropoda -
Deinonychosauria indet.3 Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda - Troodontidae
Troodontidae indet.4 Gilmore 1924 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
Tyrannosauridae indet.3 Osborn 1906 tyrannosaurid
 Avetheropoda -
cf. Alectrosaurus sp.4 Gilmore 1933 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda - Therizinosauridae
Therizinosauridae indet. Maleev 1954 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda - Ornithomimidae
Ornithomimidae indet.4 Marsh 1890 ornithomimid
ZIN PH 6/49, 40/49, 26/49, 2/49
 Ornithischia -
Ankylosauria indet.4 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Aralosaurus tuberiferus n. gen. n. sp.5
Aralosaurus tuberiferus n. gen. n. sp.5 Rozhdestvensky 1968 lambeosaurine
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Aralazhdarcho bostobensis n. gen. n. sp.1
Aralazhdarcho bostobensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Averianov 2007 pterosaur
 Loricata - Paralligatoridae
Turanosuchus aralensis n. gen. n. sp.6
Turanosuchus aralensis n. gen. n. sp.6 Efimov 1988 crocodilian