Where: Kazakhstan (45.0° N, 79.0° E: paleocoordinates 45.1° N, 78.9° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)
• Early Pleistocene, Khorgosian suite, Upper Villafranchian, MN18 - MQ19.
•'Kopaly is a multilayered palaeontological locality with a very complicated geological structure affected by tectonism.' Several erosional levels are present, the sediments are reversed magnetised, but it is thought that the Olduvai event may have occured during an erosional phase.
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Primary reference: M.V. Sotnikova, A.E. Dodonov, and A.V. Pen'kov. 1997. Upper Cenozoic bio-magnetic stratigraphy of Central Asian mammalian localities. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 133:243-258 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 34446: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.09.2003
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