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Aktau (Oligocene of Kazakhstan)

Also known as Akotau

Where: Kazakhstan (47.4° N, 60.9° E: paleocoordinates 48.2° N, 58.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Aral Formation, Chattian (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• late Oligocene

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green, yellow, calcareous shale and claystone

• grayish yello-green calcareous shale and claystone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: S. G. Lucas, E. G. Kordikova, and R. J. Emry. 1998. Oligocene stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, and mammalian biochronology north of the Aral Sea, Western Kazakstan. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 34:313-348 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 64412: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.09.2006, edited by Matthew Carrano, Philip Mannion and Patricia Holroyd

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