Karabastau Svita

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Karabastau Svita
Stratigraphic range: Late Jurassic (Oxfordian - Kimmeridgian)
Type Geological formation
Location
Region Asia
Country Kazakhstan

The Karabastau Svita is a geological formation in Kazakhastan whose strata date back to the Late Jurassic. Pterosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1]

Paleofauna[edit]

Vertebrates[edit]

Genus Species County Member Abundance Notes Images

Batrachognathus

B. volans

An Anurognathid Pterosaur.

Karatausuchus

K. sharovi

An Atoposaurid Crocodylomorph.

Karaurus

K. sharovi

One of the earliest salamanders.

Sordes

S. pilosus

A Rhamphorhynchid Pterosaur.

Invertebrates[edit]

Genus Species County Member Abundance Notes Images

Auliepterix

A. mirabilis

A Micropterygid moth.

Omma [2]

O. aberatum, O. jurassicum, O. pilosum

Ommatid beetles

Palaeolepidopterix

P. aurea

A Micropterygid or Eolepidopterigid moth.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, P.M., Butler, R.J., Edwards, N.P., & Milner, A.R. Pterosaur distribution in time and space: an atlas. p61-107. in Flugsaurier: Pterosaur papers in honour of Peter Wellnhofer. 2008. Hone, D.W.E., and Buffetaut, E. (eds). Zitteliana B, 28. 264pp.[1]
  2. ^ Tan, Jingjing; Wang, Yongjie; Ren, Dong; Yang, Xingke (2012). "New fossil species of ommatids (Coleoptera: Archostemata) from the Middle Mesozoic of China illuminating the phylogeny of Ommatidae". BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 (12): 113. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-113.