Khidzorut (Cretaceous of Armenia)

Also known as Hizorut

Where: Vayots Dzor, Armenia (39.6° N, 45.4° E: paleocoordinates 26.2° N, 42.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Subprionocyclus neptuni ammonoid zone, Late/Upper Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• The pterosaur bone cooccurred with the ammonite Reesidites minimus, a characteristic species of the Subprionocyclus neptuni Zone, the upper zone of the Upper Turonian in the West European scale. Unnamed stratigraphic unit.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, yellow sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. A. Atabekyan in 1986

Primary reference: L. A. Nessov. 1990. Flying reptiles of the Jurassic and Cretaceous of the USSR and the significance of their remains for the reconstruction of paleogeographic conditions. Bulletin of Leningrad University, Series 7, Geology and Geography 4(28):3-10 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92185: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 03.11.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramidae indet. Giebel 1852 clam
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
Trigonia sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Ammonitida - Pachydiscidae
Lewesiceras mantelli Wright and Wright 1951 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Collignoniceratidae
Reesidites minimus Hayasaka and Fukada 1951 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Scaphitidae
"Scaphites geinitzi" = Scaphites geinitzii
"Scaphites geinitzi" = Scaphites geinitzii d'Orbigny 1850 ammonite
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Azhdarchidae indet. pterosaur
TsNIGR 1/12671, partial right radius