Dor el Talha Idam (Eocene to of Libya)

Also known as Dur at Talhah; Dor-El-Talha

Where: Libya (25.7° N, 18.2° E: paleocoordinates 21.0° N, 14.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Idam Unit Formation, Bartonian to Bartonian (41.3 - 33.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; bioturbated siltstone and white sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: A. W. R. Wight. 1980. Palaeogene vertebrate fauna and regressive sediments of Dur at Talhah, southern Sirt Basin, Libya. Symposium on the Geology of Libya 2:309-325 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55449: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.10.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis sp. Linck 1790 sawfish
Actinopteri
 Perciformes - Latidae
Lates sp. Cuvier 1828 lates
 Siluriformes - Bagridae
Fajumia sp. Stromer 1904 naked catfish
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet. Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
 Pseudosuchia - Gavialidae
Gavialidae indet. Adams 1854 archosaur
 Loricata -
Mesosuchia indet. Huxley 1875 crocodilian
BRSUG 27401, amphicoelous vertebra
 Crocodylia -
Tomistominae indet. Kalin 1955 crocodilian
 Squamata - Madtsoiidae
Gigantophis sp. Andrews 1901 snake
Mammalia
 Glires -
 Ferae -
Creodonta indet. Cope 1875 creodont
 Proboscidea - Palaeomastodontidae
Phiomia wintoni proboscidean
Phiomia minor proboscidean
 Proboscidea - Moeritheriidae
"Moeritherium trigodon" = Moeritherium trigonodon
"Moeritherium trigodon" = Moeritherium trigonodon Andrews 1904 proboscidean
 Proboscidea - Barytheriidae
Barytherium sp. Andrews 1901 proboscidean
 Embrithopoda -
Arsinoitherium sp. Beadnell 1902 placental
 Placentalia -
Hyracoidea indet. Huxley 1869 hyrax
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae
Protopterus sp. Agassiz 1843 african lungfish