Belka (Miocene of Ukraine)

Also known as Byelka, Bilka

Where: Odessa, Ukraine (46.9° N, 30.4° E: paleocoordinates 47.2° N, 29.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 12 (7.8 - 7.2 Ma)

• "Upper Miocene (Middle Meotian, MN 12b)"

•According to the stratigraphic chart in the primary reference, the site is located in the Belkinski faunistic subcomplex of the Belkinski faunistic complex.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, gray, green claystone

• "green-grayish clay"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: G. A. Zerova. 1993. Late Cainozoic localities of snakes and lizards of Ukraine. Revue de Paléobiologie, Volume spéciale 7:273-280 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 167995: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 10.04.2015, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Protestudo bessarabica Riabinin 1918 turtle
Aves
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Miophasianus sp. Lambrecht 1933 pheasant
 Struthioniformes - Struthionidae
Struthio asiaticus Milne-Edwards 1871 Asian ostrich
Reptilia
 Squamata - Anguidae
Pseudopus sp. Merrem 1820 legless lizard
"dentary and scales"
 Squamata - Boidae
? Eryx sp. Daudin 1803 true sand boa
"one caudal vertebra of small erycine presumably of the genus Eryx
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubridae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
"trunk vertebrae"
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Aceratherium incisivum Cuvier 1824 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion moldavicum hipparionine horse
 Carnivora -
Adcrocuta eximia Roth and Wagner 1854 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Felidae
Machairodus giganteus Wagner 1848 cat
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
"Ictitherium viverrinum" = Thalassictis robusta Gervais 1850 hyaena
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Zygolophodon turicensis Schintz 1824 mastodon
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium giganteum Kaup 1829 deinothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
Microstonyx major Gervais 1848 pig
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Palaeotragus rouenii Gaudry 1861 giraffe
Samotherium sp. Forsyth Major 1888 giraffe
 Ungulata - Bovidae
 Ungulata - Cervidae