Monzhukly (Pleistocene of Turkmenistan)

Where: Turkmenistan (39.0° N, 53.5° E: paleocoordinates 39.0° N, 53.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Apsheronian = Eburonian. Fossils contained in pebble beds in at the base of the Upper Apsheronian deposit.

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

• Interbedded sands, clay and aleurites and pebbles beds.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: I. A. Dubrovo and A. N. Nigarov. 1990. Plio-Pleistocene Fossil Vertebrate Localities of South-Western Turkmenia, U.S.S.R. Quatarpalaontologie 8:35-45 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 40687: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

Aves
 Struthioniformes - Struthionidae
Struthio asiaticus Milne-Edwards 1871 Asian ostrich
identified on eggshell fragments.
Mammalia
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Archidiskodon sp." = Mammuthus
"Archidiskodon sp." = Mammuthus Brookes 1828 mammoth
many fragments of the same tooth.