Khuday-Dag Depression collections 1983-1984 (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: Middle Pleistocene to Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

• 'All remains are known from the horizon of grey micaeous sands with clay pebbles.' Deposition of this horizon began at the end of the Bakinian and continued into the Khazarian. (= Cromerian to Holsteinian, = Middle-Late Pleistocene).

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

• grey micaeous sands with clay pebbles.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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 40690: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Siluriformes - Siluridae
Silurus sp. Linnaeus 1758 catfish
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Elasmotherium sp. Fischer 1808 rhinoceros
several tooth fragments.
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Palaeoloxodon turkmenicus" = Elephas
"Palaeoloxodon turkmenicus" = Elephas elephant
1 last upper molar.
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
a small fragment of deer antler