Urey locality (PIN collection 5245) (Cretaceous of Russian Federation)

Where: Russian Federation (50.6° N, 112.8° E: paleocoordinates 53.6° N, 111.4° E)

When: Tinginskaya Formation, Early/Lower Cretaceous (145.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• The Urey deposits were originally placed in the Tinginskaya Formation (Early Cretaceous), but Sinitza et al. (2007) suggested a Middle Jurassic age according to the presence of Ferganoconcha subcentralis. Here we tentatively suggest an Early Cretaceous age rather than Middle Jurassic as supported by the new finding of the staphylinid genus Sinoxytelus.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the PIN

Primary reference: C. Y. Cai, E. V. Yan, and D. V. Vasilenko. 2013. First record of Sinoxytelus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from the Urey locality of Transbaikalia, Russia, with discussion on its systematic position. Cretaceous Research 41:237-241 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139581: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Sinoxytelus transbaicalicus n. sp. Cai et al. 2013 rove beetle
PIN 5245/8