Also known as An Nafoud
Where: Saudi Arabia (27.1° N, 39.1° E: paleocoordinates 26.9° N, 38.9° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)
• The faunal remains come from lacustrine deposits which overlie an ancient dune system and the Middle Miocene Ajfar Formation.
Environment/lithology: lacustrine; siltstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Locality 2 was discovered in 1995. A total of 'a few hundred specimens' have been recovered from the three localities together.
Primary reference: H. Thomas, D. Geraads, D. Janjou, D. Vaslet, A. Mesmesh, D. Billiou, H. Bocherens, G. Dobigny, V. Eisenmann, M. Gayet, F. Lapparent Broin, G. Petter, and M. Halawani. 1998. First Pleistocene faunas from the Arabian Peninsula: An Nafud desert, Saudi Arabia. Comptes Rendus Academie des Sciences, Paris, Sciences de la terre et des planetes 326:145-152 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/M. Carrano]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 48858: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.04.2005
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