Where: West Siberia, Russian Federation (50.0° N, 86.7° E: paleocoordinates 50.0° N, 86.6° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Early/Lower Pleistocene to Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.1 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/Middle Pleistocene, as the specimen is recorded as either the upper member of the Sergeyevsk suite, or the basal part of the Kedrovsk suite.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: The locality is known, but the stratigraphic level is uncertain. 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 40494: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 24.06.2004
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