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Chakpaktas fauna (Eocene of Kazakhstan)

Also known as Chakpaktassk; Lake Zaysan

Where: Kazakhstan (48.0° N, 84.0° E: paleocoordinates 48.6° N, 78.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chakpaktas Formation, Arshantan (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: L. K. Gabuniya. 1983. Chakpaktasskaya fauna eotsenovykh mlekopitayushchikh [The Chakpaktassk fauna of the Eocene mammals]. Transactions (Doklady) of the USSR Academy of Sciences: Earth Sciences Sections 273(2):456-458 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31009: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 03.04.2003, edited by Philip Mannion

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