SSHD-8, Sheikhdzheili (Cretaceous of Uzbekistan)

Also known as SSHD-8 Sheikdzheili

Where: Navoi, Uzbekistan (40.1° N, 65.8° E: paleocoordinates 35.9° N, 60.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Khodzhakul Formation, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• upper part of the formation - redeposited into late Paleocene beds

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by L. Nessov in 1979–1985

Primary reference: L. A. Nessov. 1985. Redkie kostnye ryby, nazemiye yashcheritsy i mlekopitayushchie zony limanov i primorskikh nizmennostey mela Kyzylkumov [Rare bony fishes, terrestrial lizards, and mammals in the estuarine and coastal lowland zone of the Kyzyl-Kum Cretaceous]. Yearbook of the All-Union Paleontological Association 28:199-219 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 64684: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.09.2006, edited by Emmanuel Fara, John Alroy and Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia4
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia4 Linnaeus 1758 clam
Martesiinae or Xylophaginae
Gnathostomata
  -
Chondrichthyes indet.4 Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
coprolite
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp.3 Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Gnathostomata
  -
Actinopterygii indet.3 ray-finned fish
Actinopteri
 Teleostei - Aspidorhynchidae
 Teleostei -
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Cretalbula hammada Nessov 1985 bonefish
 Teleostei -
Ichthyodectiformes indet.4 Bardack and Sprinkle 1969
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Anomoeodus splendidus n. sp. Nessov 1985
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia semimarina n. sp. Nessov 1985 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes -
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.2 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
Albanerpeton sp.6 Estes and Hoffstetter 1976 tetrapod
ZIN PH 1/78, 2/78
 Salientia - Discoglossidae
cf. Aralobatrachus sp.5 Nessov 1981 painted frog
LU-N2/15 (ilium)
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Neosauropoda indet.4 Bonaparte 1986 sauropod
 Avetheropoda - Troodontidae
Pectinodon asiamericanus n. sp.3 Nessov 1985 coelurosaur
 Neornithischia - Leptoceratopsidae
Asiaceratops salsopaludalis4 Nessov et al. 1989 leptoceratopsid
Mammalia
 Tribosphenida -
"Otlestes meiman n. gen. n. sp." = Bobolestes zenge3
"Otlestes meiman n. gen. n. sp." = Bobolestes zenge3 Nessov 1985 placental
CCMGE 7/12176; considered a junior synonym of Bobolestes zenge by Averianov and Archibald 2005, who report additional specimens
 Tribosphenida - Zalambdalestidae
Zalambdalestidae indet.1 Gregory and Simpson 1926 eutherian
ZIN 88500 (petrosal)
 Tribosphenida - Zhelestidae
Zhelestidae indet.1 Nessov 1990 eutherian
"unnamed large sp. A": two dentaries
? Zhelestidae indet.1 Nessov 1990 eutherian
Sheikhdzheilia rezvyii n. gen. n. sp.1 Averianov and Archibald 2005 eutherian
includes ZIN 88438, type, and CCMGE 8/12176 (originally referred to Otlestes meiman)
Eozhelestes mangit n. gen. n. sp.1 Nessov 1997 eutherian
 Theriiformes -
Theria indet.3 Parker and Haswell 1897 mammal
Cupressales
 Cupressales - Pinidae
? Cupressales indet.3 Bromhead 1838