Tripolye (Eocene to of Ukraine)

Also known as Trypillia

Where: Kiev, Ukraine (50.1° N, 30.8° E: paleocoordinates 48.2° N, 25.6° 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 190829: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
Pancheloniidae indet. Joyce et al. 2004 turtle
ZIN PH 1/239, partial neural; ZIN PH 2/239, medial part of the left costal; ZIN PH 3/239, costal fragment; ZIN PH 4–12/239, shell fragments