Eltigen Layers II and III (Pleistocene of Ukraine)

Also known as Kerch

Where: Ukraine (45.2° N, 36.4° E: paleocoordinates 45.2° N, 36.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• a series of beds totalling approximately 16 m within "Karangatian marine deposits, 20-25 m thick"

•assigned to the last interglacial on the basis of a U/Th date of 107 +/- 7.7 ka for cycle (= layer) II

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and conglomerate

• "shell deposits with layers of sands, shelly sands and gravels"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. E. Dodonov, A. L. Tchepalyga, C. D. Mihailescu, L. P. Zhou, A. K. Markova, V. M. Trubikhin, A. N. Simakova and E. G. Konikov. 2000. Last-interglacial records from central Asia to the northern Black Sea shoreline: stratigraphy and correlation. Geologie en Mijnbouw / Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 79(2/3):303-311 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68299: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 14.01.2007

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Taxonomic list

• only common genera of molluscs are discussed
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Paphia senescens venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium vulgatum" = Cerithium (Thericium) vulgatum
"Cerithium vulgatum" = Cerithium (Thericium) vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail