Chalsu Gorge, western Kopetdag (Cretaceous of Turkmenistan)

Where: Turkmenistan (38.8° N, 56.2° E: paleocoordinates 33.2° N, 53.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• Lower part of Stoliczkaia dispar zone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, fine-grained, gray, blue sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A.A. Atabekyan

• Repository: Central Geological and Prospecting Museum, St. Petersburg (TsGM)

Primary reference: A. A. Atabekyan. 1985. Turrilitidy pozdnego Al'ba i Cenomana yuga SSSR. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Ministerstvo Geologii SSSR, Mezhvedomstvennyy Stratigraficheskiy Komitet SSSR, Trudy 14:1-111 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186546: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 24.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ammonitida - Turrilitidae
Mariella (Mariella) bergeri Brongniart 1822 ammonite
Mariella (Mariella) miliaris Pictet and Campiche 1861 ammonite