Malyi Kamyshlak, Kerch, Crimea (PIN collection 4204) (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 1985; reposited in the PIN

Primary reference: K. S. Perfilieva, D. A. Dubovikoff, and G. M. Dlussky. 2017. Miocene ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Crimea. Paleontological Journal 51:391-401 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188087: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Oecophylla taurica n. sp. Perfilieva et al. 2017 weaver ant
PIN 4204/32
Dolichoderus tavridus n. sp. Perfilieva et al. 2017 ant
PIN 4204/30
Ponerites tauricus Dlussky 1981 ant
PIN 4204/31