Also known as Morskaya, Khapry Formation, Azov Region.
Where: Rostovskaya Oblast', Russian Federation (47.2° N, 38.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.4° N, 38.6° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Khapry Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• Late Pliocene, Middle Villafranchian, based on the fauna of the Khapry Formation as a whole.
•Fossil remains are confined to the lower part of the alluvial sequence.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Material collected since 1932. Material held in the Geological Institute (GIN), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow and Rostov State University (RSU), Rostov-on-Don.
Primary reference: M. V. Sotnikova, V. S. Baigusheva, and V. V. Titov. 2002. Carnivores of the Khapry faunal assemblage and their stratigraphic implications. Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation 10(4):62-78 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 39411: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.05.2004
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