Gao Trench (Paleocene of Mali)

Also known as Mali-19; Mali 19

Where: Mali (16.7° N, 0.5° E: paleocoordinates 8.6° N, 4.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Teberemt Formation, Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; phosphatic, sandy conglomerate

• epeiric sea
• sandy phosphate conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Stony Brook University and the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique et Technologique of Mali in 1999, 2003

Primary reference: J. A. McCartney, E. M. Roberts, Tapanila and M. A. O'Leary. 2018. Large palaeophiid and nigerophiid snakes from Paleogene Trans-Saharan Seaway deposits of Mali. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 63(2):207-220 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 193687: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 01.06.2018, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
? Plicatula sp. Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Carditida - Carditidae
? Venericardia sp. Lamarck 1801 clam
Cephalopoda
 Nautiloidea -
Nautiloidea indet. Agassiz 1847 nautiloid
Actinopteri
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Reptilia
 Squamata - Nigerophiidae
Amananulam sanogoi n. gen. n. sp.
Amananulam sanogoi n. gen. n. sp. McCartney et al. 2018 snake
CNRST-SUNY 462 - holotype
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Linthia sudanensis Bather 1904 heart urchin
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
"Oriolampas michelini" = Plesiolampas
"Oriolampas michelini" = Plesiolampas sea urchin
 Ichnofossils -
Thalassinoides sp. Ehrenberg 1944
Gastrochaenolites ornatus Kelly and Bromley 1984