Meshekli (Cretaceous of Uzbekistan)

Where: Uzbekistan (41.2° N, 61.8° E: paleocoordinates 36.2° N, 59.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Cretaceous (145.0 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, tabular, gray, yellow limestone

• 5-meter pack of yellowish-grey coarsely layered limestone

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: N. P. Kovaleva, L. A. Nessov, and T. A. Favorskaya. 1982. O Nakhodke Ostatkov Gigantskoi Morskoi Yascheritzy-Mosasavra v Verkhnem Melu Karakalpakii. Title Translated: Concerning the Finding of the Remains of a Giant Marine Lizard-Mosasaur in the Upper Limestone of Karakalpakia. Yezhegodnik Vsesoyuznogo Paleontologicheskogo Obschestva (Annual of the All-State Paleontological Society) 25:262-265 [J. Hunter/D. Ehrenburg/J. Hunter]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 39883: authorized by John Hunter, entered by Dina Ehrenburg on 10.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Liostrea lehmanni Romanowsky 1884 oyster
Cephalopoda
 Belemnitida -
Reptilia
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Gibbithyrididae
"Chatwinothyris lens" = Carneithyris
"Chatwinothyris lens" = Carneithyris
 Terebratulida - Sellithyrididae