Khodzhapil-Ata tracksite (Jurassic of Turkmenistan)

Also known as Khodzha-Efil-Ata, Khodzhaipil, Khodzhapil'-Ata, Kodja-Pil Ata, Khodja-Pil Ata, Hojapil-Ata

Where: Lebap, Turkmenistan (37.9° N, 66.6° E: paleocoordinates 35.9° N, 71.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kurek Formation (Kugitang Group), Late/Upper Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)

• Kugitang Series, also called the Gowurdak Complex

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; massive lime mudstone

• "tracks were made in shallow water, showing, in some parts, ripple marks"
• "a 2 cm thick, massive micrite (mudstone) with sporadic and poorly preserved thin-walled bivalves."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Amanniyazow, Lockley, Fanti in 1985, 1995, 2012

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• 2,500 to 2,860 tracks covering approx. 10 km on 11 track bearing surfaces

Primary reference: K. N. Amanniyazov. 1985. Ob unikalnykh sledakh verkhneyurskikh dinozavrov v Turkmenistane [Unique tracks of dinosaurs in the Upper Jurassic of Turkmenistan]. In M. P. Dzhalilov, V. P. Novikov (eds.), Problemy Osvoeniya Pustyn [Problems of Desert Development], Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences Turkmenistan 2:23-29 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59629: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 05.04.2006, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Therangospodus pandemicus Lockley et al. 2000 theropod
"morphotype 2"
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
Chodjapilesaurus krimholzi n. gen. n. sp., "Turkmenosaurus kugitangensis n. gen. n. sp." = Megalosauripus uzbekistanicus
Chodjapilesaurus krimholzi n. gen. n. sp. Amanniyazov 1985 theropod
"Turkmenosaurus kugitangensis n. gen. n. sp." = Megalosauripus uzbekistanicus Gabuniya and Kurbatov 1982 theropod
= "morphotype 1"
Gissarosaurus tetrafalangensis
  -
Gissarosaurus tetrafalangensis n. gen. n. sp. Amanniyazov 1985