Napak I Rhino Site (Miocene of Uganda)

Where: Uganda (2.1° N, 34.2° E: paleocoordinates 0.9° N, 32.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MN 3 (20.0 - 16.9 Ma)

• "19-20 Ma" (approximately equivalent to MN 3)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; paleosol/pedogenic, gray tuff

• "dépôt de chenal"
• "30 cm biotite tuff with rodents and root casts channeled and infilled with calcareous grey tuff rich in fossils"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Uganda Paleontology Expedition in 1999

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float),

• site discovered by Pickford

Primary reference: C. Guérin and M. Pickford. 2003. Ougandatherium napakense nov. gen. nov. sp., le plus ancien Rhinocerotidae Iranotheriinae d’Afrique. Annales de Paléontologie 89(1):1-35 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 73864: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 08.07.2007, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Glires -
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Ougandatherium napakense n. gen. n. sp. Guérin and Pickford 2003 rhinoceros
Brachypotherium sp. Roger 1904 rhinoceros
 Ferae -
Creodonta indet. Cope 1875 creodont
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium sp. Kaup 1825 deinothere
 Hyracoidea - Pliohyracidae
Brachyhyrax aequatorialis Pickford 2004 hyrax
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
Tragulidae indet. Milnes-Edwards 1864 chevrotain