Altynshokysu (bone bed II) (Oligocene of Kazakhstan)

Also known as Altyn Schokysu; bone bed 2

Where: Aktyubinsk, Kazakhstan (50.3° N, 57.2° E: paleocoordinates 51.0° N, 54.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Aral Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, green claystone

• Bright gray-green rather dense clays

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by A.V. Lopatin, H. de Bruijn, G. Daxner-Höck, T. Bolliger, and D. Kälin in 1993-1994

Primary reference: A. V. Lopatin. 2000. New early Miocene Aplodontidae and Eomyidae (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Aral Formation of the Altynshokysu Locality (North Aral Region). Paleontological Journal 34(2):198-202 [X. Wang/X. Wang/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37205: authorized by Xiaoming Wang, entered by Xiaoming Wang on 04.03.2004, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Actinopteri
 Perciformes - Percidae
Percidae indet.1 Cuvier 1816 perch
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion tremulus3 Lopatin 1996 mouse
IAUU, PIUZ, DK, and NMW specimens
Aralocricetodon schokensis3 Bendukidze 1993 mouse
IAUU, PIUZ, DK, and NMW specimens
Eucricetodon occasionalis3 Lopatin 1996 mouse
NMW and PIUZ specimens
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
Parasminthus debruijni n. sp.3 Lopatin 1999 rodent
IAUU, no. ALT 49 - type (right M2); referred material: IAUU ALT 45–76, PIUZ and DZ specimens; includes material originally referred to P. aff. tangingoli by Bendukidze (1993)
Bohlinosminthus cubitalus n. gen. n. sp.3 Lopatin 1999 rodent
IAUU, no. ALT 115 - holotype; referred material: IAUU ALT 77-123, PIUZ and NMW specimens
 Rodentia - Aplodontidae
"Prosciurus daxnerae n. sp." = Proansomys daxnerae
"Prosciurus daxnerae n. sp." = Proansomys daxnerae Lopatin 2000 mountain beaver
NMW, no. 1994/00271/0001/1 - type (left M1)
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
"Pseudotheridomys yanshini n. sp." = Asianeomys yanshini, "Eomyodon bolligeri" = Asianeomys bolligeri
"Pseudotheridomys yanshini n. sp." = Asianeomys yanshini Lopatin 2000 rodent
IAUU, ALT no. 44 - type (left P 4)
"Eomyodon bolligeri" = Asianeomys bolligeri Lopatin 2000 rodent
five isolated upper teeth (PIUZ, DK and IAUU specimens)
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Desmatolagus periaralicus2 Lopatin 1998 rabbit
PIN, nos. 4516/63, 64, 69, 80-84, 97, 98, 101-115, 117–120, 123, 345, 346, 463, 464, 478 and 486
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Sinolagomys pachygnathus2 Li and Qiu 1980 pika
PIN, nos. 4516/26, 27, 31-35, 42, 124, 218–276
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Amphechinus sp.5, "Amphechinus microdus" = Amphechinus minimus4, Galerix sp.5
Amphechinus sp.5 Aymard 1850 hedgehog
DK specimens
"Amphechinus microdus" = Amphechinus minimus4 Bohlin 1942 hedgehog
PIUZ specimens
Galerix sp.5 Pomel 1848 hedgehog
PIN, no. 4516/612
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmanella compacta n. sp.5 Lopatin 2004 mole
PIUZ, ALT no. 304 - type; referred specimen: IAUU, ALT no. 137;
Myxomygale asiaprima5 Lopatin 2004 mole
NMW, no. 1994/00271/0001/2
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Aralosorex kalini n. gen. n. sp.6
Aralosorex kalini n. gen. n. sp.6 Lopatin 2004 shrew
PIN, no. 4516/600 - holotype; referred specimens: PIUZ, IAUU and DK specimens