Name: Karatau
Location: South Kazakhstan
Age: Jurassic

References and links

Bakhurina, N. N. 1997. A fossil vertebrate lagerstätte from the Upper Jurassic Karabastau beds of Karatau, Kazakhstan. Jour. Vert. Paleontology, 17 (3, Suppl) 30A.

Briggs, D. E.G., Crowther, P. R. (eds). 1990. Palaeobiology: a synthesis. Blackwell Science Publications, pg 215, 583 pp.

Doludenko, M. P. and Orlovskaya, E. R. 1976. Jurassic floras of the Karatau Range, southern Kazakhstan. Palaeontology, 19, 627-640.

Doludenko, M. P. 1977. Late Jurassic floras of Solnhofen (FRG) and Karatau. Palaeontologicheskii Zhurnal, 4, 110-117.

Efimov, M. P. 1976. The oldest crocodile on Soviet territory. Palaeontologicheskii Zhurnal, 1976 (1), 126-128.

Eskov, K. 1987. A new archaeid spider (Chelicerata: Araneae) from the Jurassic of Kazakhstan, with notes on the so called "Gondwanan" ranges of recent taxa. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlunge, 175 (1), 81-106.

Hecht, M. K. and Hecht, B. M. 1984. New lizard from the Jurassic beds of Middle Asia. Palaeontologicheskii Zhurnal, 1984 (3), 135-138 (In Russian).

Krassilov, V. A., Zherikhin, V. V. and Rasnitsyn, A. P. 1997. Classopollis in the guts of Jurassic insects. Palaeontology, 40 (4), 1095-1101.

Rautian, A. S. 1978. A unique bird feather from Jurassic lake deposits in the Karatau. Palaeontologicheskii Zhurnal, 1978 (4), 106-114. (In Russian).

Unwin, D. M. and Bakhurina, N. N. 1994. Sordes pilosus and the nature of the pterosaur flight apparatus. Nature, 371, 62-64.

Thanks to: Dr. Tim Palmer, Executive Officer of The Palaeontological Association, for permission to use the image of the Aboilus specimen.

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 Fauna and flora

 Geological setting and age


 References and links