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Mokhovsk Quarry (Pleistocene of Russian Federation)

Where: West Siberia, Russian Federation (54.7° N, 86.3° E: paleocoordinates 54.7° N, 86.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: ? Sergeyevsk Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• ?final part of the Late Pliocene - the Pliocene in this area is taken to end at 0.8Ma, making it Late Lower Pleistocene in most other schemes. ?Sergeyevsk suite.


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

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 40484: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 24.06.2004

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