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The Quaternary Mammals from Kozhamzhar Locality (Pavlodar Region, Kazakhstan)

Andrei Valerievich Shpansky1, Valentina Nurmagаmbetovna Aliyassova2 and Svetlana Anatolievna Ilyina1
  • 1 Tomsk State University, Russia
  • 2 Pavlodar State Pedagogical Institute, Kazakhstan
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 2, 2016, 189-199

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.189.199

Published On: 15 February 2016

How to Cite: Shpansky, A. V., Aliyassova, V. N. & Ilyina, S. A. (2016). The Quaternary Mammals from Kozhamzhar Locality (Pavlodar Region, Kazakhstan). American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(2), 189-199. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.189.199

Abstract

A new locality of fossil mammals near Kozhamzhar in Pavlodar Priirtysh Region has been described. The article provides the description of the quaternary sediments section found in the outcrop near Kozhamzhar. In the Karginian Age (MIS 3) alluvial deposits of the described locality we found the remains of Elasmotherium sibiricum, Mammuthus ex gr. trogontherii-chosaricus, Mammuthus primigenius, Bison sp. AMS Radiocarbon dating of the Elasmotherium skull gave a young age-26038±356 BP (UBA-30522). The skull of Elasmotherium sibiricum exceeds in size the skull of the mammals from Eastern Europe. The lower jaw of the elephant, considering the size and the morphology of the last dentition teeth, is very close to that of Mammuthus trogontherii chosaricus.

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Keywords

  • Pavlodar Region
  • Middle and Late Pleistocene
  • Mammuthus ex gr. Trogontherii-chosaricus
  • Mammuthus primigenius
  • Elasmotherium sibiricum
  • Morphology
  • Biostratigraphy