HEPS (Miocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Adygea, Russian Federation (44.6° N, 40.1° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° N, 39.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: lower Member (Blinovo Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• middle Sarmatian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 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 134303: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
Kurdalagonus maicopicus, "Kurdalagonus adygeicus n. sp." = Mithridatocetus adygeicus
Kurdalagonus maicopicus whale
lectotype occurrence
"Kurdalagonus adygeicus n. sp." = Mithridatocetus adygeicus Tarasenko and Lopatin 2012 whale