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Novosergeyevsk Quarry, ? Sergeyevsk Suite. (Pliocene to of Russian Federation)

Also known as Novosergeevsk Quarry

Where: West Siberia, Russian Federation (54.0° N, 86.7° E: paleocoordinates 54.1° N, 86.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: ? Sergeyevsk Formation, Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• Although the title of the paper says late Pliocene, in this sequence the base of Pleistocene is taken to be 0.8Ma = Early Middle Pleistocene. So this site is equivalent to the Lower Pleistocene, but the specimen may be earlier, hence Plio/Pleistocene.

•This specimen may have been redeposited, as it is very rounded and may therefore be older than the Sergeyevsk suite.

Environment/lithology:

• pale yellow-brown compact unstratified loams with buried soils.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Material held in the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Novobirsk (IGG).

Primary reference: I. V. Foronova. 1986. Elephants of the Genus Archidiskodon from the Late Pliocene and Pleistocene of the Kuznetsk Basin (southeastern West Siberia). Quatarpalaontologie 6(29):29-42 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40483: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 24.06.2004

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