Priozernyi Quarry, Kushmurun (Cretaceous of Kazakhstan)

Where: Qostanay, Kazakhstan (52.5° N, 64.6° E: paleocoordinates 46.6° N, 55.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Zhuravlevskaya Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• upper Santonian --lower Campanian or upper Campanian - ?lower Maastrichtian; at the base of gray-colored layer, belonging to the Zhuravlevskaya(?) Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; pebbly, phosphatic, gray sandstone

• "gray sandstones with gravel and phosphorites"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: hadrosaurid remains found in a marine assemblage

Primary reference: L. A. Nessov and B. V. Prizemlin. 1991. Krupnye evolyutsionno prodvinutye neletatsshchie morskie ptitsy otryada gesperornisoobraznykh pozdnego Senona Turgayskogo proliva: pervye nakhodki gruppy v SSSR [A large advanced flightless marine bird of the order Hesperornithiformes from the late Senonian of Turgai Strait: the first discovery of the group in the USSR]. Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta Akademiy Nauk SSSR 239:85-107 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59383: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 30.03.2006, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

Aves
 Hesperornithiformes - Hesperornithidae
Asiahesperornis bazhanovi n. gen. n. sp. Nessov and Prizemlin 1991 bird
Reptilia
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosaurus sp. Leidy 1858 hadrosaurine