Nagiezh-Uashkh (Miocene to of Russian Federation)

Where: Adygea, Russian Federation (44.6° N, 40.1° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° N, 39.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: lower Member (Blinovo Formation), Serravallian to Serravallian (13.8 - 7.2 Ma)

• middle Sarmatian

•Mollusc biostratigraphy indicates the lower part of the Blinovo Formation to fall into the Middle Sarmatian [144], which in the region of the Eastern Paratethys spans the Serravallian/early Tortonian boundary, and ranges from ca. 12.1–11.2 Ma [88]. (Marx & Fordyce, 2015)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; coarse-grained sandstone

• deep water, high organics

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. K. Tarasenko and A. V. Lopatin. 2012. New Baleen Whale Genera (Cetacea, Mammalia) from the Miocene of the Northern Caucasus and Ciscaucasia: 1. Kurdalagonus gen. nov. from the Middle–Late Sarmatian of Adygea. Paleontological Journal 46(5):531-542 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 134301: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Kurdalagonus mchedlidzei n. gen. n. sp.
Kurdalagonus mchedlidzei n. gen. n. sp. Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012 whale