Kertsch (Miocene of Ukraine)

Also known as Kerch

Where: Crimea, Ukraine (45.4° N, 36.5° E: paleocoordinates 46.0° N, 40.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Steppe Limestone; "the type specimen of C. rathkii likely originated from strata assignable to the upper part of the Sarmatian, and hence the early Tortonian [Gol‟din 2012, pers. comm.]" Fordyce & Marx 2013

Environment/lithology: coastal; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. E. Eichwald. 1840. Beschreibung einiger Knochen des Ziphius priscus. Die Urwelt Russlands 2:25-53 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 85514: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 05.01.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Stomiatiformes - Phosichthyidae
Vinciguerria merklini3 Danilchenko 1946
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Clupeidae indet.2 Bleeker 1859 hering
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Carnivora - Phocidae
"Phoca pontica" = Monachopsis pontica2, "Phoca maeotica" = Cryptophoca maeotica2
"Phoca pontica" = Monachopsis pontica2 Eichwald 1850 seal
"Phoca maeotica" = Cryptophoca maeotica2 Nordmann 1860 seal
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Tetralophodon longirostris2 Kaup 1832 gomphothere
Gomphotherium angustidens2 Burmeister 1837 gomphothere
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotherium rathkii n. gen. n. sp.1
Cetotherium rathkii n. gen. n. sp.1 Brandt 1843 whale
 Cetacea -
"Ziphius priscus n. sp." = Cetotherium priscum
"Ziphius priscus n. sp." = Cetotherium priscum Eichwald 1840 whale