Kulinda: Late/Upper Bathonian - Late/Upper Jurassic, Russian Federation
collected by S. Sinitsa, P. Godefroit 2010–2013

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Insecta indet. (Linnaeus 1758)
Crustacea indet. (Brünnich 1772)
Theropoda indet. (Marsh 1881)
1 specimen
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Nqwebasauridae
Lepidocheirosaurus natatilis n. gen., n. sp. Alifanov and Saveliev 2015
Alifanov and Saveliev 2015 1 individual
PIN no. 5435/1
Reptilia - Jeholosauridae
Kulindapteryx ukureica n. gen., n. sp. Alifanov and Saveliev 2014
Alifanov and Saveliev 2014 1 individual
PIN, no. 5434/25 (a, b) (holotype), fragmentary vertebra, ischium and pubis on matrix
Reptilia - Hypsilophodontidae
Daurosaurus olovus n. gen., n. sp. Alifanov and Saveliev 2014
Alifanov and Saveliev 2014 1 individual
PIN, no. 5434/1 (a, b) (holotype), imprint (and its counterpart) on a rock sample of an ischium (fragment), ilium, femur, and tibia
Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus n. gen., n. sp. Godefroit et al. 2014
300 individuals
6 partial skulls and several hundred disarticulated skeletons
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
see common names

Country:Russian Federation State/province:Zabaykal'ye County:Chernyshevskiy
Coordinates: 52.5° North, 116.7° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:58.0° North, 117.2° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Key time interval:Late/Upper Bathonian - Late/Upper Jurassic
Age range of interval:167.70000 - 145.00000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Stratigraphy comments: Two distinct bonebeds at base of formation. Bonebed 4 is older than Bonebed 3.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:tuffaceous,gray siltstone
Secondary lithology:planar lamination lithified claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "Bonebed 3…a gray, silty matrix. [Bonebed 4] comprises a finely laminated, organic-rich claystone and is completely devoid of interspersed quartz grains."
Environment:lacustrine - large
Geology comments: The dinosaur bones are associated with abundant, well-preserved fossils of plants, insect larvae, and freshwater crustaceans that suggest deposition in a low-energy, probably lacustrine, freshwater environment. The sequence includes tuff deposits and ignimbrites that indicate local volcanic activity
Modes of preservation:body,adpression,soft parts,replaced with hematite
Degree of concentration:-bonebed
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:excellent
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:some macrofossils
Collection methods:selective quarrying,surface (in situ),mechanical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:S. Sinitsa, P. Godefroit Collection dates:2010–2013
Taxonomic list comments:The dinosaur bones are associated with abundant, well-preserved fossils of plants, insect larvae, and freshwater crustaceans
Database number:159014
Authorizer:R. Benson, M. Carrano, A. Dunhill Enterer:R. Benson, M. Carrano, B. Allen
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2014-07-25 04:17:42 Last modified:2019-02-22 10:37:33
Access level:the public Released:2014-07-25 04:17:42
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

52036. P. Godefroit, S. M. Sinitsa, D. Dhouailly, Y. L. Bolotsky, A. V. Sizov, M. E. McNamara, M. J. Benton and O. Spagna. 2014. A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales. Science 345(6):451-455 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

68003 V. R. Alifanov. 2018. New data on ornithischian dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic of Transbaikalia, Russia. Paleontological Journal 52(13):1633-1636 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
67730 V. R. Alifanov and S. V. Saveliev. 2014. Two new ornithischian dinosaurs (Hypsilophodontia, Ornithopoda) from the Late Jurassic of Russia. Paleontological Journal 48(4):414-425 [A. Dunhill/B. Allen/M. Carrano]
68004 V. R. Alifanov and S. V. Saveliev. 2015. The most ancient ornithomimosaur (Theropoda, Dinosauria), with cover imprints from the Upper Jurassic of Russia. Paleontological Journal 49(6):636-650 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
66467 S. V. Saveliev and V. R. Alifanov. 2016. Pokrovnyye pridatki pozdneyurskikh ptitsetazovykh dinozavrov iz Zabaykal'ya i problema proiskhozhdeniya pera [Skin appendages of the Late Jurassic ornithischian dinosaurs from Transbaikalia and a problem of the feather origin]. Bulletin of the St. Petersburg State University. Series 3. Biology 3:131-135 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]