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The Karabastau Formation (Kazakh: Qarabastaý svıtasy) 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][2]

Karabastau Formation
Stratigraphic range: Late Jurassic (Oxfordian - Kimmeridgian)
TypeGeological formation
AreaKaratau Mountains
Thicknessat least 10 metres
Lithology
PrimaryClaystone
Otherdolomite, Conglomerate
Location
RegionAsia
Country Kazakhstan

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PaleofaunaEdit

VertebratesEdit

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.

InvertebratesEdit

Genus Species County Member Abundance Notes Images

Auliepterix

A. mirabilis

A Micropterygid moth.

Omma [3]

O. aberatum, O. jurassicum, O. pilosum

Ommatid beetles

Palaeolepidopterix

P. aurea

A Micropterygid or Eolepidopterigid moth.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Dzik, Jerzy; Sulej, Tomasz; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz (2010-07-14). "Possible link connecting reptilian scales with avian feathers from the early Late Jurassic of Kazakstan". Historical Biology. 22 (4): 394–402. doi:10.1080/08912961003710616. ISSN 0891-2963.
  3. ^ 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. 12: 113. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-113. PMC 3518168. PMID 22776212.