Kolle (Pliocene of Chad)

Also known as KL

Where: Chad (16.2° N, 18.6° E: paleocoordinates 16.1° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandstone

• fluvio-lacustrine fossiliferous sandstones with a great amount of bioturbation that alternates sequentially with lacustrine datomites and clays

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: J.-R. Boisserie, M. Brunet, L. Andossa and P. Vignaud. 2003. Hippopotamids from the Djurab Pliocene faunas, Chad, Central Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences 36:15-27 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59831: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 17.04.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Selenetherium kolleensis n. gen. n. sp.
Selenetherium kolleensis n. gen. n. sp. Mackaye et al. 2005 elephant
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
Hexaprotodon mingoz n. sp. Boisserie et al. 2003 pygmy hippo