Ampazony (Eocene of Madagascar)

Where: Madagascar (15.6° S, 46.4° E: paleocoordinates 22.4° S, 39.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• previously mapped as Pliocene; age based on selachian assemblage

Environment/lithology: peritidal; sandy claystone and mudstone

• sandy claystones, mudstones, siltstones, and marly limestones

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: K. E. Samonds and I. S. Zalmout. 2009. Eotheroides lambondrano, new middle Eocene sea cow (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the Mahajanga Basin, northwestern Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4):1233-1243 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 93587: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.01.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Gnathostomata
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Chondrichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
Chondrichthyes
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo eaglesomei White 1926 tiger shark
Gnathostomata
  -
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Eotheroides lambondrano n. sp. Samonds and Zalmout 2009 dugong
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae
Alveolinidae indet. Ehrenberg 1839