Vyshgorod (Eocene to of Ukraine)

Also known as quarry of the Eisman’s brickworks

Where: Kiev, Ukraine (50.6° N, 30.5° E: paleocoordinates 48.6° N, 25.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: marly-clayey Member (Kiev Formation), Lutetian to Lutetian (47.8 - 38.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

• marly-clayey member of the Kiev Formation

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. S. Rogovich


•Probably, after Rogovich’s death his collection was divided into several parts and transferred to dif- ferent institutions of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Kiev (Fig. 2). In Moscow, Rogovich’s collection first appeared in the Geological Room (Cabinet) of the Imperial Moscow University (GR; Pavlova 1910; mammals), later A.P. and M.V. Pavlovs Geological- Paleontological Museum, primarily within the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute (MGRI; 1930–1987), and now within the Vernadsky State Geological Museum (SGM; for detailed history of SGM see Bessudnova 2006). In the unknown period, one turtle specimen from Rogovich’s collection (ZIN PH 8/36) was transferred from MGRI to ZIN, as is documented by a label written by L.I. Khosatzky, which is accompanying the specimen (Fig. 1E). Some fishes from the Rogovich’s collection are stored in SGM (Nessov 1992), although Bannikov (2010) not- ed that their storage is unknown. In 2017, one of us (IGD) during a visit to SGM managed to find two pe- ripheral plates of a pancheloniid sea turtle in one box with Rogovich’s material of fishes and mollusks from the Zaitsev’s brickworks of Kiev (these specimens are not included in the description). The presence of Rogovich’s mammals in SGM needs verification

Primary reference: E. A. Zvonok and I. G. Danilov. 2017. A revision of fossil turtles from the Kiev Clays (Ukraine, Middle Eocene) with comments on the history of the collection of fossil vertebrates of A. S. Rogovich. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS 321(4):485-516 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190828: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Cheloniidae
sensu lato Dollochelys rogovichi Averianov 2002 sea turtle
ZIN PH 1/36, right fragmented dentary of an adult individual, ZIN PH 6/36, left frag- mented dentary (possibly from the same individual as the holotype)
 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
Argillochelys antiqua Konig 1825 turtle
Partial skeleton, probably, of one individual consisting of the following specimens: NMNHU-P without number (formerly IZU; hereinafter NMNHU-P), nuchal, right periph- eral 1, carapace fragment, including neurals 3, 4, and a small fragment of neural 5, right and left costals 3 and 4, fragment of right hyoplastron, cervical ver- tebra V, metatarsal I, four phalanges; ZIN PH 2/36, premaxillae with anterior portions of both maxillae; ZIN PH 3/36 + 4/36, dentary symphysis (primar- ily was in two pieces; see Averianov 2002); ZIN PH 5/36, anterior part of the right ceratobranchiale I; ZIN PH 8/36, part of the skeleton, including the posterior part of the skull and lower jaw, and remains of the carapace, including ribheads and bases of neu- rals (neural arches) in matrix (gray-blue marl with pyrite), and imprints of the nuchal (with a thin layer of bone in the left part), three neurals and three pairs of costals, as well as a part of the internal surface of the right postorbital; ZIN PH 9/36, anterior portion of the right jugal; ZIN PH 10/36, right surangular; and ZIN PH 11/36, anterior part of the left cerato- branchiale I. ZIN PH 7/36, an isolated medial part of the right costal 4(?) from another individual