Luzanivka [Tashlik Fm] (Paleocene to of Ukraine)

Where: Ukraine (49.1° N, 31.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.0° N, 26.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tashlik Formation (Luzanovka Group), Selandian to Selandian (61.6 - 56.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Tashlik Formation of the Luzanovka Group, which overlies the Makartit Fm. AGE: Selandian-Thanetian. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From the lower part of the Tashlik Fm. An artifi- cial outcrop of two meters deep was dug out and oto- liths were collected from the rich mollusk layer (about 1 m thickness).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, glauconitic, shelly/skeletal, gray, green, calcareous sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow, near shore environment with coral patches.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Sand, light greenish-grey, medium-grained, calcareous, glauconitic, compacted, and sand, dark greenish-grey, fine-grained, glauconitic, calcareous, few interlayers of discrete coquina beds (8-12 сm) with some gravel and pebbles. LITHIFICATION: Assumed to be poorly lithified, on the basis of facies descriptions and figures.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Schwarzhans, Bratishko, Udovichenko

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• COLLECTORS: W. Schwarzhans, A. Bratishko, and N. Udovichenko, collecting date unknown. REPOSITORY: All illustrated specimens and all holotypes and paratypes are deposited at the geological museum of Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University.

Primary reference: W. Schwarzhans and A. Bratischko. 2011. The otoliths from the middle Paleocene of Luzanivka (Cherkasy district, Ukraine). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 261(1):83-110 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 159509: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 02.08.2014

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for otoliths. Chondrichthyans and molluscs known to be present, but are not reported. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Heteroconger astroblematicus n. sp. Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011 garden eel
 Albuliformes - Pterothrissidae
Pterothrissus sp. Hilgendorf 1877 bonefish
 Beryciformes - Berycidae
Centroberyx sp. Gill 1862
Centroberyx integer Koken 1885
Centroberyx fragilis Schwarzhans 2003
Centroberyx anguinicauda n. sp. Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Scombridarum sp. Rifinesque 1815
 Ophidiiformes - Carapidae
Onuxodon sp. Smith 1955
Fierasferoides bucculentus n. sp. Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011
 Ophidiiformes - Bythitidae
Ogilbia luzanensis n. sp. Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
Preophidion convexus Stinton 1977
Gadophycis serratus n. sp. Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011
Hoplobrotula sp. Gill 1864
 Acanthomorphata - Haemulidae
 Spariformes - Sparidae
 Acanthomorphata - Epigonidae
 Gadiformes -
Maorigadus ukrainicus n. sp. Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011
 Gadiformes - Ranicipitidae
Raniceps hermani Nolf 1978
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
 Aulopiformes - Chlorophthalmidae
Chlorophthalmus udovichenkoi n. sp. Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius danicus Koken 1891 Ariid catfish
Arius subtilis n. sp. Schwarzhans and Bratischko 2011 Ariid catfish