Senek Creek Ravine: Carboniferous, Russian Federation

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Senekichthys hirundo n. gen., n. sp. Prokofiev 2004
see common names

Country:Russian Federation State/province:Tuva County:Shagonar
Coordinates: 51.0° North, 91.3° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:41.0° North, 42.0° East
Basis of coordinate:based on political unit
Geographic resolution:small collection
Key time interval:Carboniferous
Age range of interval:358.90000 - 298.90000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:formation
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:tuffaceous,gray,red or brown,yellow lime mudstone
Secondary lithology:quartzose sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: These rocks are composed mostly of yellowish grey, reddish, or less often lilac-brown silicified tuffs and tuffites, and variously grained polymictic and quartzous sandstones alternating with interbeds of gritstones and limestones.
Environment:lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal
Geology comments: large but shallow subsaline landlocked sea
Modes of preservation:adpression
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Spatial orientation:preferred
Preservation of anatomical detail:excellent
Abundance in sediment:rare
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:all macrofossils
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,survey of museum collection
Collection size:1 individuals
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:PIN
Taxonomic list comments:Plants and fish are known from this formation in this area.
Database number:136207
Authorizer:S. Peters Enterer:S. McMullen
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2012-11-22 11:00:32 Last modified:2012-11-21 18:00:32
Access level:the public Released:2012-11-22 11:00:32
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

43572. A. M. Prokofiev. 2004. A remarkable new paleoniscoid fish (Osteichthyes: Actinopterygii) from the Lower Carboniferous of Tuva Republic (Russia). Paleontological Research 8(2):109-114 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]