Mollusks and Small Mammals from the Kuznetsovka Locality,
Pleistocene of the OkaDon Plain
A. K. Agadjaniana and P. E. Kondrashova, b
aPaleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya ul. 123, Moscow, 117997 Russia
bA.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 800 W Jefferson St., Kirksville, MO 63501, USA
Received July 5, 2006
AbstractKuznetsovka, a very rich locality of Interglacial mollusks and small mammals overlies the Donian
Glacial strata of the OkaDon Plain. Mollusks and small mammal from this locality are described in detail. The
crucial stage in the development of Middle Pleistocene mollusk and mammal faunas is investigated. The data
obtained allow the dating of fossiliferous deposits and reconstruction of sedimentation and environmental condi-
tions of the fauna. The comparison of the Kuznetsovka Fauna with materials from central and western Europe per-
mits its direct correlation with the fauna of the Cromerian stratotype in West Runton (Norfolk, England). Thus, the
deposits of the Kuznetsovka section were formed during the second half of the early Middle Pleistocene.
Key words: Paleogeography, small mammals, arvicolids, mollusks, Middle Pleistocene, Russia.
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