Malaya Serdoba (Cretaceous of Russian Federation)

Where: Penza, Russian Federation (52.5° N, 44.9° E: paleocoordinates 43.7° N, 39.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rybushka Formation, Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphatic sandstone

• "Phosphatic greensand"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by V. G. Khimenkov in 1911

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• ZIN: paleoherpetological collection of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg.

Primary reference: N. N. Bogoliubow. 1914. O ozvonkye pterodaktilya iz verkhnemelovykh otlozheniy Saratovskoy gubernii [A pterodactyl vertebra from the Upper Cretaceous deposits of Saratov province]. Ezhegodnikie po Geologii i Mineralogii Rossii/Annuaire Géologique et Minéralogique de la Russie 16(1):1-7 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 92329: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 08.11.2009, edited by Philip Mannion and David Nicholson

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Protostegidae
Chelospharginae indet.1 Zangerl 1953 sea turtle
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Azhdarchidae indet.2, "Ornithostoma orientalis n. sp." = Bogolubovia orientalis
Azhdarchidae indet.2 pterosaur
ZIN PH 48/43, jaw fragment. ZIN PH 49/43, partial metacarpal
"Ornithostoma orientalis n. sp." = Bogolubovia orientalis Bogoliubow 1914 pterosaur
Partial cervical vertebra
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
? Thoracosaurinae indet.4 Cope 1871 crocodile
"a possible fragmentary thoracosaur (pers. comm. L. S. Glikman)""
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet.3 Gervais 1852 mosasaur
 Sauropterygia -