Kyrkkuduk II (Cretaceous of Kazakhstan)

Also known as Kyrk-Kuduk, Alymtau; Grey Mesa

Where: OngtÞstik Qazaqstan, Kazakhstan (41.7° N, 68.5° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 62.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Dabrazhin Formation, Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• Lower Darbazin subformation = Darbasa = Dabrazhin

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; gray sandstone

• formation includes "terrestrial, brackish water and marine animals" (Averianov 1997), and the preponderance of shark teeth combined with rare terrestrial tetrapods at this site also suggests marginal marine environment
• "gray sandstones and sands"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1996

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• "About 1440 kg" was "dry screened" in 1996 (Averianov 1997)

Primary reference: L. A. Nessov. 1995. Dinozavri severnoi Yevrazii: Novye dannye o sostave kompleksov, ekologii i paleobiogeografii [Dinosaurs of northern Eurasia: new data about assemblages, ecology, and paleobiogeography]. Institute for Scientific Research on the Earth's Crust, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg 1-156 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59730: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 10.04.2006, edited by John Alroy, David Nicholson and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "nearly ten thousand shark teeth, more rare osteichthyan fish remains, crocodile, theropod and hadrosaurid teeth, very rare lizard and salamander remains" in addition to just "seven mammalian specimens" (Averianov 1997)
 Testudines - Toxochelyidae
Lophochelyinae indet.2 Zangerl 1953 sea turtle
 Dinosauria -
 Theropoda -
 Avetheropoda - Troodontidae
Troodontidae indet.3 Gilmore 1924 coelurosaur
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet. Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
 Crocodylia -
Brachychampsa sp. Gilmore 1911 crocodilian
 Tribosphenida -
Eutheria indet.1 eutherian
 Tribosphenida - Otlestidae
? Otlestidae indet.1 Nessov 1985 placental
 Tribosphenida - Zalambdalestidae
Alymlestes kielanae n. gen. n. sp.1
Alymlestes kielanae n. gen. n. sp.1 Averianov and Nessov 1995 eutherian
 Tribosphenida - Zhelestidae
? Aspanlestes sp.1 Nessov 1985 eutherian
 Theriiformes -
Deltatheridium nessovi n. sp.1 Averianov 1997 mammal
 Multituberculata -
? Bulganbaatar sp.1 Kielan-Jaworowska 1974 multituberculate