Khuren Dukh Formation

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The Khuren Dukh Formation (Mongolian: Хөхтээг формаци, Khökhteeg Formatsi) is a geological formation in Mongolia whose strata date back to the middle to late Albian.[1] Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[2]

Khuren Dukh Formation
Stratigraphic range: Mid-Late Albian 107–100 Ma
TypeGeological formation
Unit ofChoyr Basin
Sub-unitsLower, Middle & Upper Members
UnderliesTerrace deposit, Basalt
OverliesKhalzan Uul Formation, Basement
ThicknessOver 100 m
PrimarySandstone, Conglomerate, Siltstone, Mudstone
Country Mongolia
ExtentDornogovi Province

Vertebrate paleofaunaEdit


Color key
Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Dinosaurs reported from the Hühteeg Svita
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images


A. kurzanovi

"Complete skull, partial skull, associated postcrania, several individuals."[3]

a hadrosauroid ornithopod


C. barsboldi

partial skull, cervical ribs.

a hadrosauroid ornithopod


I. orientalis

An indeterminate Iguanodont. A referred skull was reclassified as Altirhinus.

Harpymimus[5] H. okladnikovi Partial skeleton An ornithomimosaur

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nichols, Douglas J.; Matsukawa, Masaki; Ito, Makoto (April 2006). "Palynology and age of some Cretaceous nonmarine deposits in Mongolia and China". Cretaceous Research. 27 (2): 241–251. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2005.11.004. ISSN 0195-6671.
  2. ^ Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Cretaceous, Asia)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 563-570. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  3. ^ "Table 19.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 415.
  4. ^ Terry A. Gates; Khishigjav Tsogtbaatar; Lindsay E. Zanno; Tsogtbaatar Chinzorig; Mahito Watabe (2018). "A new iguanodontian (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia". PeerJ. 6: e5300. doi:10.7717/peerj.5300.
  5. ^ Barsbold, R. and Perle, A. (1984). [On first new find of a primitive orithomimosaur from the Cretaceous of the MPR]. Paleontologicheskii zhurnal, 2: 121-123