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Bachatsk Quarry, Kedrovsk Suite (Pleistocene of Russian Federation)

Where: West Siberia, Russian Federation (50.0° N, 86.7° E: paleocoordinates 50.0° N, 86.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Kedrovsk Formation, Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Although the title of the paper says late Pliocene and Early Pliestocene, in this sequence the base of Pleistocene is taken to be 0.8Ma = Early Middle Pleistocene. So this site is equivalent to the Middle Pleistocene.


• Bluish-grey clays and silts.

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 40492: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 24.06.2004

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