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A femur of the giant bird Gargantuavis
Les traces de pas d'amphibiens, de dinosaures et autres reptiles du Mesozoïque Français
La palichnofaune de vertébrés tétrapodes du permien supérieur du Bassin de Lodève .
About the genus Propachynolophus Lemoine 1891
Fossil vertebrate assemblage at Las Aguilas
A survey of Cretaceous tribosphenic mammals from middle Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan), of their geological setting, age and faunal environmentCretaceous; Environment; Middle Asia; Sharks; Tribosphenic mammals
Cite this article: Nessov L. A., Sigogneau-Russell D., Russell D. E., 1994. A survey of Cretaceous tribosphenic mammals from middle Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan), of their geological setting, age and faunal environment. Palaeovertebrata 23 (1-4): 51-92.
This paper is an English concentrate of various Russian publications by the senior author presenting the mammaIian taxa from the Cretaceous (Albian through Santonian) of the region termed Middle Asia by Soviet geographers. The diagnoses are the unmodified, literal translation of the original version, but are followed with short complementary remarks; most of the species are illuslrated anew with SEM photographs, others are by normal photography. The fossiliferous formations are cited and arguments for their dating are given. Finally, the main vertebrate groups accompanying mammaIs are listed and the environment and climate at the time of deposition are suggested. In conclusion, an hypothesis on the origin and high diversity of tribosphenic mammals on the Cretaceous coastal plains of southwest Asia is proposed. In appendix the taxon Khuduklestes bohlini novo gen. novo sp. is formally defined.
Published in Vol. 23, Fasc. 1-4 (1994)