Tamaguélelt (Eocene of Mali)

Also known as Tamaguelelt; Mali-20c (unit 7); Mali 20c; Mali 20; Mali-20

Where: Mali (17.0° N, 0.3° E: paleocoordinates 10.4° N, 4.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tamaguélelt Formation, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• Unit 7 (upper phosphate)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; phosphatic conglomerate

• phosphate conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. V. Hill, J. A. McCartney, E. Roberts, M. Bouaré, F. Sissoko and M. A. O'Leary. 2008. Dyrosaurid (Crocodyliformes: Mesoeucrocodylia) Fossils from the Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene of Mali: Implications for Phylogeny and Survivorship across the K/T Boundary. American Museum Novitates 3631:1-19 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114961: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 26.08.2011, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Serpentes indet.2
CNRST-SUNY 32420 unit 2, possible anterior trunk vertebra.
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes -
Cylindracanthus sp.2 Leidy 1856
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
Stratodus apicalis2 Cope 1872
 Siluriformes - Claroteidae
 Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Brychaetus sp.2 Agassiz 1845 arowana
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Maliamia gigas2 Patterson and Longbottom 1989 bowfin
Reptilia
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
Phosphatosaurus gavialoides Bergounioux 1955 crocodilian
CNRST SUNY 275 (articulated dentaries and splenials with one replacement tooth)
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Palaeophis colossaeus1 Rage 1983 snake
CNRST-SUNY 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 307, 308, 309, 310
Mammalia
 Proboscidea -
Plesielephantiformes indet.2 Shoshani 2001 proboscidean
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae
Protopterus elongus2 african lungfish
 Ichnofossils -
Gastrochaenolites ornatus2 Kelly and Bromley 1984
coprolites: CNRST-SUNY 200–246, fish bone 247–254