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Paleontological Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 395–406 | Cite as

Mollusks and small mammals from the Kuznetsovka locality, Pleistocene of the Oka-Don Plain

  • A. K. Agadjanian
  • P. E. Kondrashov
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Abstract

Kuznetsovka, a very rich locality of Interglacial mollusks and small mammals overlies the Donian Glacial strata of the Oka-Don Plain. Mollusks and small mammal from this locality are described in detail. The crucial stage in the development of Middle Pleistocene mollusk and mammal faunas is investigated. The data obtained allow the dating of fossiliferous deposits and reconstruction of sedimentation and environmental conditions of the fauna. The comparison of the Kuznetsovka Fauna with materials from central and western Europe permits its direct correlation with the fauna of the Cromerian stratotype in West Runton (Norfolk, England). Thus, the deposits of the Kuznetsovka section were formed during the second half of the early Middle Pleistocene.

Key words

Paleogeography small mammals arvicolids mollusks Middle Pleistocene Russia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Agadjanian
    • 1
  • P. E. Kondrashov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Kirksville College of Osteopathic MedicineA.T. Still UniversityKirksvilleUSA

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