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Kairakkum C2 Formation (Pliocene of Uzbekistan)

Where: Uzbekistan (41.0° N, 69.0° E: paleocoordinates 41.2° N, 68.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Upper Pliocene, Middle Villafranchian, MN17. Correlated with the Sokh suite. Faunal remains in the C2 Formation are associated with a boundary of normal and reversed polarity, interpreted as the Gauss/Matuyama boundary.


Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M.V. Sotnikova, A.E. Dodonov, and A.V. Pen'kov. 1997. Upper Cenozoic bio-magnetic stratigraphy of Central Asian mammalian localities. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 133:243-258 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34443: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.09.2003

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