Khuday-Dag (Pleistocene to of Turkmenistan)

Where: Turkmenistan (39.2° N, 54.6° E: paleocoordinates 39.2° N, 54.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene to Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.1 Ma)

• Partial elephant skeleton buried in a remnant of a terrace deposit of the Palaeo-Amudarya. Latest Early Pleistocene to Early Middle Pleistocene (based on elephant morphology).

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

• A horizon of fine grained light grey micaceous sand with abundant clay pebbles of pink-chocolate-brown colour.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

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 40689: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Type site of the species Palaeoloxodon turkmenicus.
Mammalia
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Palaeoloxodon turkmenicus" = Elephas
"Palaeoloxodon turkmenicus" = Elephas elephant
1 partial skeleton