Sompe (Pliocene of Indonesia)

Also known as FVL-25, Sompoh, Sompo

Where: Sulawesi, Indonesia (4.3° S, 120.0° E: paleocoordinates 4.2° S, 121.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Beru Member (Walanae Formation), Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; conglomerate and sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. D. van den Bergh. 1999. The Late Neogene elephantoid-bearing faunas of Indonesia and their palaeozoogeographic implications. A study of the terrestrial faunal succession of Sulawesi, Flores and Java, including evidence for early hominid dispersal east of Wallace's Line. Scripta Geologica 117:1-419 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 93546: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 22.01.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Elasmobranchii -
Elasmobranchii indet. Bonaparte 1838 elasmobranch
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Stegodon sompoensis Hooijer 1964 elephant
""Elephas" celebensis" = Archidiskodon celebensis Hooijer 1949 mammoth
 Ungulata - Suidae