Taiba Ndiaye (Eocene of Senegal)

Where: Senegal (15.0° N, 16.8° W: paleocoordinates 12.1° N, 21.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Taiba Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• lower Lutetian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphatic phosphorite

• marl and limestones. pinkish phosphate of lime constituted by phosphatic grains in a phosphatic and/or clay matrix with rare flints

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Hautier, R. Sarr, R. Tabuce, F. Lihoreau, S. Adnet, D. P. Domning, M. Samb and P. M. Hameh. 2012. First prorastomid sirenian from Senegal (Western Africa) and the Old World origin of sea cows. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(5):1218-1222 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 133429: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 13.09.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Lamiostomatidae
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Otodus obliquus Agassiz 1843 dogfish shark
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos sp. Link 1790 guitarfish
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia sp. Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae
Burnhamia sp. Cappetta 1976 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
? Brachycarcharias sp. Cappetta and Nolf 2005 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Galeocerdo latidens Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
Chiloscyllium aff. meraense Noubhani and Cappetta 1997 carpet shark
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
 Sirenia - Prorastomidae
Prorastomidae indet. Cope 1889 sirenian
 Cetacea - Protocetidae
cf. Carolinacetus sp. Geisler et al. 2005 whale