Akkurgan (AKK-3): Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian, Kazakhstan
collected by F. V. Shilin 1977

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Testudines - Adocidae
Adocus foveatus Nesov and Khozarskii 1977
Danilov et al. 2011 5 specimens
ZIN PH 6/94, hypoplastron+xiphiplastron; ZIN PH 7-13/94, undetermined shell fragments; type locality. ZIN PH 1/96, peripheral 1; ZIN PH 2/96, 3/96, peripherals 8; ZIN PH 4/96, undetermined shell fragments
    = Adocus bostobensis Syromyatnikova and Danilov 2009
Syromyatnikova and Danilov 2009
Shachemys baibolatica n. gen., n. sp. Kuznetsov 1976
Reptilia - Avetheropoda
Samrukia nessovi n. gen., n. sp. Naish et al. 2012
Naish et al. 2012
WDC Kz-001 - holotype (two mandibles)
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
Carnosauria indet. Huene 1920
4 specimens
    = Tyrannosauridae indet. Osborn 1906
Nessov 1995
ZIN PH 19-22/49
Batryosaurus rozhdestvenskyi n. gen., n. sp. Godefroit et al. 2012
Godefroit et al. 2012 1 specimen
AEHM 4/1 holotype partial skeleton
Arstanosaurus akkurganensis n. gen., n. sp. Shilin and Suslov 1982
Shilin and Suslov 1982 1 individual
nomen dubium belonging to Hadrosauroidea
Reptilia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet. Cope 1869
Magnoliopsida - Urticales - Ulmaceae
Ulmaceae indet. de Mirbel 1815
Godefroit et al. 2012
see common names

Country:Kazakhstan State/province:Qyzylorda
Coordinates: 46.8° North, 64.3° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:39.5° North, 57.5° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Altitude:158 meters
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Key time interval:Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian
Age range of interval:86.30000 - 70.60000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: = Bostobinskaya Svita; upper part of formation
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:gray,green sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "greenish/grey shale with pink flecks at a point 1.5-2.0 m below the contact between these beds and the overlying uneroded red beds"; later described as "gey sands"
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Degree of concentration:dispersed
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Spatial orientation:random
Preservation of anatomical detail:medium
Articulated whole bodies:none
Disassociated major elements:some
Disassociated minor elements:some
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:some macrofossils
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:F. V. Shilin Collection dates:1977
Taxonomic list comments:Abundant plant remains were collected from Akkurgan (Shilin 1977). This flora is dominated by small and narrow leaves with denticulate margins attributed to the family Ulmaceae.
Also known as:Akkurgan-Boltyk
Database number:53893
Authorizer:M. Carrano, R. Benson, P. Mannion Enterer:K. Maguire, R. Benson, P. Mannion, M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-09-15 12:52:55 Last modified:2019-06-19 13:26:39
Access level:the public Released:2005-09-15 12:52:55
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

64195. L. A. Nessov. 1981. Amfibii i reptilii v ekosistemakh Mela sredney Azii [Amphibia and reptiles in Cretaceous ecosystems of central Asia]. In I. V. Darevsky (ed.), The Problems of Herpetology. Fifth Herpetological Conference. Abstracts 91-92 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

24648ETE A. O. Averianov. 2007. Theropod dinosaurs from Late Cretaceous deposits in the northeastern Aral Sea region, Kazakhstan. Cretaceous Research 28:532-544 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
47300 P. R. Bell and K. S. Brink. 2013. Kazaklambia convincens comb. nov., a primitive juvenile lambeosaurine from the Santonian of Kazakhstan. Cretaceous Research [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]
37404ETE I. G. Danilov, V. B. Sukhanov, and E. V. Syromyatnikova. 2011. New Asiatic materials on turtles of the family Adocidae with a review of the adocid record in Asia. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences 315(2):101-132 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/P. Mannion]
17737ETE P. Godefroit, V. R. Alifanov, and Y. L. Bolotsky. 2004. A re-appraisal of Aralosaurus tuberiferus (Dinosauria, Hadrosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Kazakhstan. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Science de la Terre 74(supplement):139-154 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
42720 P. Godefroit, F. EscuilliƩ, Y. L. Bolotsky and P. Lauters. 2012. A new basal hadrosauroid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceus of Kazakhstan. In P. Godefroit (ed.), Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems 335-358 [R. Benson/R. Benson]
39508 D. Naish, G. Dyke, A. Cau, F. EscuilliƩ, and P. Godefroit. 2012. A gigantic bird from the Upper Cretaceous of Central Asia. Biology Letters 2012(8):97-100 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/M. Carrano]
16510ETE 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]
14515ETE D. B. Norman and S. M. Kurzanov. 1997. On Asian ornithopods (Dinosauria: Ornithischia). 2. Arstanosaurus akkurganensis Shilin and Suslov, 1982. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 108:191-199 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]
14517ETE D. B. Norman and H.-D. Sues. 2000. Ornithopods from Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Siberia. In M. J. Benton, M. A. Shishkin, D. M. Unwin, & E N. Kurichkin (eds.), The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia 462-479 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]
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14530ETE F. V. Shilin and Y. V. Suslov. 1982. A hadrosaur from the northeastern Aral Region. Paleontological Journal 1982(1):132-136 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
41695 V. B. Sukhanov. 2000. Mesozoic turtles of Middle and Central Asia. In M. J. Benton, M. A. Shishkin, D. M. Unwin, & E N. Kurichkin (eds.), The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia 309-367 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Carrano]
41724 E. V. Syromyatnikova and I. G. Danilov. 2009. New material and a revision of turtles of the genus Adocus (Adocidae) from the Late Cretaceous of middle Asia and Kazakhstan. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS 313(1):74-94 [R. Benson/R. Benson]
61518 D. B. Weishampel and J. B. Weishampel. 1983. Annotated localities of ornithopod dinosaurs: implications to Mesozoic paleobiogeography. The Mosasaur 1:43-87 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]