Prospects for Cretaceous vertebrate exploration in Kazakhstan


G. J. Dyke , D. V. Malakhov


The brief summary of the previous activity on the study of Mesozoic fossils in Kazakhstan shows high potential of known localities to reveal new and unique fossils. Mangystau, Kyzylorda (Lower Syr-Darya uplift), and Turgay Depression regions may provide good data on the change of fossil vertebrate assemblages around the K-T boundary due to the extinction of non-avian Dinosaurian fauna and the rise of mammals.




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