Bakla Hill (Cretaceous of Ukraine)

Also known as Mosasaur locality, reworked

Where: Ukraine (45.4° N, 34.6° E: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 30.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; sandstone

• The source is a glauconitic sandstone of Danian (early Paleocene) age, overlying Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by F. A. Trikolidi

Primary reference: A. S. Schulp, A. O. Averianov, A. A. Yarkov, F. A. Trikolidi, and J. W. M. Jagt. 2006. First record of the Late Cretaceous durophagous mosaasaur Carinodens belgicus (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from Volgogradskaya Oblast (Russia) and Crimea (Ukraine). Russian Journal of Herpetology 213(3):175-180 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 142786: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 16.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp. Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Myliobatiformes - Rhombodontidae
Rhombodus cf. binkhorsti Dames 1881 stingray
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Pseudocorax affinis Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Squalicorax cf. kaupi Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Orectolobiformes -
Cretorectolobus sp. Case 1978 carpet shark
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Carinodens belgicus Woodward 1891 mosasaur
ZIN PH/1, isolated tooth crowns
 Squamata -
cf. Leiodon sp. Owen 1842 squamates