Oiyagosskii Yar (Pleistocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Russian Federation (65.0° N, 130.0° E: paleocoordinates 65.0° N, 130.0° E)

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

• These remains are skeleton fragment of a young mammoth with a skin and without inner organs and body muscles. A large part of skeletal bones, including the skull, lower jaw, first cervical vertebra, right and left scapulae, pelvis in anatomical articulation, with the sacrum, fourth lumbar vertebra, and 1–3 caudal verte brae, eight right ribs, with broken off heads (probably from 11th to 17th), were preserved separately from the skin. Inside the skin, soft tissues contain bones of the right forelimb (from the humerus to distal region), left forelimb (from ulna to distal region), left hind limb (from femur to astragalus), and right hind limb (from tibia to distal region).

Primary reference: V. V. Plotnikov, E. N. Maschenko, I. S. Pavlov, A. V. Protopopov, G. G. Boeskorov and E. A. Petrova. 2015. New data on trunk morphology in the woolly mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius (Blumenbach). 49(2):200-210 [M. Uhen/J. So]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189965: 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