Malyi Kamyshlak, Kerch, Crimea (PIN collection 287) (Miocene of Ukraine)

Where: Ukraine (45.5° N, 36.5° E: paleocoordinates 45.7° N, 42.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Argun Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Upper Tarkhanian local stage. Nannofossils assigned to zone NN5 and can be correlated to the Lower Badenian deposits of central Paratethys and Langhian sediments of the Mediterranean (Andreyeva-Grigorovich & Savytskaya, 2000).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, carbonaceous shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected in 1972; reposited in the PIN

Primary reference: G. M. Dlussky. 1981. Miocenovye muravwi (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) CCCP. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta 183:64-83 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138757: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 26.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Dolichoderus tauricus n. sp." = Ponerites tauricus
"Dolichoderus tauricus n. sp." = Ponerites tauricus Dlussky 1981 ant
PIN 287/343