Yelisseev-23 (Cretaceous to of Russian Federation)

Also known as Yelisseev locality, Grebenka flora

Where: Russian Federation (64.5° N, 168.9° E: paleocoordinates 78.6° N, 166.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Krivorechenskaya Formation, Albian to Albian (113.0 - 93.9 Ma)

• uppermost Albian to Lower Cenomanian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: pond; siltstone

• Sedimentary context:between cross-bedded,

•pebbly,coarse-grained crevasse channel sandstone

•units,a siltstone bed occurs with roots and ma-

•ture trees in growth position.The tree tissues are

•poorly preserved.Sediments surrounding the tree

•trunks consist of massively bedded,poorly sorted,

•coarse-grained sandstone overlain by a gravelly

•sandstone at the level of the root flair.This in

•turn is overlain by a horizontally laminated

•well-sorted siltstone with plant remains dominat-

•ed by Araucarites anadyrensis Krysht.shoots and


Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. A. Spicer, A. Ahlberg, A. B. Herman, S. P. Kelley, M. I. Raikevich and P. M. Rees. 2002. Palaeoenvironment and ecology of the middle Cretaceous Grebenka flora of northeastern Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 184:65-105 [D. Royer/D. Royer/D. Royer]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34798: authorized by Dana Royer, entered by Dana Royer on 26.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cephalotaxopsis intermedia
occurs in siltstone
Grebenkia anadyrensis
occurs in siltstone
Scheffleraephyllum venustum
occurs in siltstone
Pityophyllum staratchinii
occurs in siltstone
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Araucarites sp. Presl 1833
occurs in siltstone
 Cycadales -
"Nilssonia serotina" = Nilsonia
"Nilssonia serotina" = Nilsonia cycads
occurs in siltstone
? Cladophlebis sp. Brongniart 1849
occurs in siltstone
 Ranunculales - Menispermaceae
Menispermites sp. Lesquereux
occurs in siltstone