Monata (Eocene of Kazakhstan)

Where: Kazakhstan (44.1° N, 52.8° E: paleocoordinates 44.2° N, 48.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Adaev Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. B. Snetkov. 2011. Vertebrae of the sea snake Palaeophis nessovi Averianov (Acrochordoidea, Palaeophiidae) from the Eocene of Western Kazakhstan and phylogenetic analysis of the Superfamily Acrochordoidea. Palaeontological Journal 45(3):305-313 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 113118: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 21.07.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Taxa listed from Panteleev 2002 were listed as from the formation in general, but Monata was listed as the "best site" so they are all listed here.
 Euselachii -
Batoidea indet. ray
 Elopiformes -
 Istiophoriformes - Xiphiidae
Xiphias sp. Linnaeus 1758 sword fish
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Sarda sp. Lacépède 1802
Scomberomorus saevus Bannikov 1982
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
marine turtles
 Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae
Pelagornithidae indet. Fürbringer 1888 bird
 Ornithurae -
Anseriformes indet. Wagler 1831 waterfowl
 Anseriformes - Presbyornithidae
Presbyornithidae indet. Wetmore 1926 waterfowl
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anatidae indet. Vigors 1825 waterfowl
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842 crocodilian
marine crocodiles
 Cetacea -