Kirkkavak Hill sample 08.K.2.1 (Paleocene of Turkey)

Where: Turkey (39.4° N, 32.1° E: paleocoordinates 30.6° N, 29.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• The Palaeocene sequence, up to 900 m thick, unconformably overlies Upper Jurassic rocks and can be divided into two conformable units, both attributed to the Danian–Thanetian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandy limestone

• The age of Lower Palaeogene shallow-marine carbonate successions of the Haymana-Polatli Basin has usually been determined using the very rich fauna of larger foraminifera.
• The lower part of the sequence comprises a conglomerate, sandstone, marl and limestones (Kartal Formation, Danian–Selandian), while the upper part consists of yellowish, thick-bedded limestones with sandy marl interbeds (Kirkkavak Formation, Thanetian).

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Hosgor and Okan

Primary reference: I. Hosgor and Y. Okan. 2011. A New Species of Angariid Gastropod from the Early Thanetian of the Haymana-Polatli Basin, Turkey. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 20:243-253 [M. Clapham/V. Maciel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184447: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Vanessa Maciel on 28.02.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Angaria calvii n. sp. Hosgor and Okan 2011 snail