Ghajn Znuber, Greensand (Miocene of Malta)

Where: Malta (36.0° N, 14.3° E: paleocoordinates 35.7° N, 14.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Upper Coralline Limestone Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• middle Tortonian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; sandstone

• small patch-reefs, tropical,
• thin intermittent bed of greensand

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Bianucci, M. Gatt, R. Catanzariti, S. Sorbi, C. G. Bonavia, R. Curmi, and A. Varola. 2011. Systematics, biostratigraphy and evolutionary pattern of the Oligo-Miocene marine mammals from the Maltese Islands. Geobios 44:549-585 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 121981: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea -
Mysticeti indet. Cope 1891 whale
Physeteroidea indet. Gray 1868 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Kogiidae
Kogiidae indet. Miller 1923 pygmy sperm whale
 Cetacea -
Delphinoidea indet. Flower 1865 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Pontoporiidae
cf. Brachydelphininae indet. Rice 1998 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet. Gray 1850 beaked whale