Paleontological Journal

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 531–542

New baleen whale genera (Cetacea, Mammalia) from the miocene of the northern caucasus and ciscaucasia: 1. Kurdalagonus gen. nov. from the middle-late Sarmatian of Adygea

Article

DOI: 10.1134/S0031030112050115

Cite this article as:
Tarasenko, K.K. & Lopatin, A.V. Paleontol. J. (2012) 46: 531. doi:10.1134/S0031030112050115

Abstract

A revision of previously known material and analysis of new records of Miocene baleen whales from the Sarmatian of Adygea (city of Maikop, Blinovo Formation) resulted in the establishment of a new genus, Kurdalagonus with three species: K. mchedlidzei sp. nov. (Middle Sarmatian, Nagiezh-Uashkh locality), K. adygeicus sp. nov. (Upper Sarmatian, Hydroelectric power station locality), and K. maicopicus (Spasskii, 1951) (=Cetotherium maicopicum Spasskii, 1951; Middle Sarmatian, Hydroelectric power station locality).

Keywords

Cetacea Cetotheriidae Cetotheriinae Miocene Sarmatian Republic of Adygea 

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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