Maly Lyajovsky Island (Pleistocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Russian Federation (74.1° N, 140.7° E: paleocoordinates 74.1° N, 140.7° E)

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

• A partial carcass of an adult woolly mammoth. Individual is a relatively old female preserving soft tissue of the anteroventral portion of the head, most of both fore-quarters, and the ventral aspect of much of the rest of the body. Both tusks were recovered. Muscle tissue from the trunk was unusually well preserved, even at the histological level. Intestinal contents and tissue samples were investigated microbiologically, and several strains of lactic-acid bacteria.

Primary reference: S. E. Grigoriev, D. C. Fisher, T. Obada, E. A. Shirly, A. N. Rountrey, G. N. Savvinov, D. K. Garmavea, G. P. Novgorodov, M. Y. Cheprasov, S. E. Vasilev, A. E. Goncharov, A. Masharskiy, V. E. Egorova, P. P. Petrova, E. E. Egorova, Y. A. Akhremenko, J. Plicht, A. A. Galanin, and S. E. 2013. A woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) carcass from Maly Lyakhovsky Island (New Siberian Islands, Russian Federation). 445:89-103 [M. Uhen/J. So/J. So]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189964: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Jeankyong So on 24.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus primigenius Blumenbach 1799 wooly mammoth
Partial Carcass