River Belaia (Miocene of Russian Federation)

Also known as River Belaia, city Maikop, Russia; Middle Sarmatian lake deposit.

Where: Russian Federation (44.6° N, 40.1° E: paleocoordinates 45.1° N, 39.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Sarmatian (12.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• Lake deposit, mergel, near bank of the River Belaya. late Sarmatian

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; poorly lithified, hardground, shelly/skeletal, yellow, conglomeratic lime mudstone

• JA: none entered by Koretsky

Collection methods: Department of Gerpetology, Zoological Institute, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. # 236/0

Primary reference: I.S. Darevsky. 1990. Yashcheritsy roda Lacerta iz srednesarmatskikh ozernykh otlozheniy Severnogo Kavkaza Title translated: Lizards of the genus Lacerta from the middle Sarmatian lacustrine deposits of the Northern Caucasus. Borkin, Lev Ya. , editor, Reptilii gornykh i aridnykh territoriy; Sistematika i rasprostraneniye, St. Petersburg : Nauka, Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta, 207:139-142 [J. Alroy/I. Koretsky/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34741: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Irina Koretsky on 18.09.2003, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

• Lacerta s. str.
 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
"Cetotherium maicopicum n. sp." = Kurdalagonus maicopicum2, Cetotherium mayeri1
"Cetotherium maicopicum n. sp." = Kurdalagonus maicopicum2 Spasski 1951 whale
Cetotherium mayeri1 Brandt 1871 whale