Avontuur Mine (Miocene of South Africa)

Also known as Ryskop

Where: Namaqualand, South Africa (30.3° S, 17.3° E: paleocoordinates 31.1° S, 15.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine

Primary reference: M. Pickford and B. Senut. 1997. Cainozoic mammals from coastal Namaqualand, South Africa. Paleontologia Africana 34:199-217 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 51190: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 31.05.2005, edited by Will Clyde

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Carcharodon sp. Smith 1838 white shark
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
 Labriformes - Labridae
Labrodon sp. Gervais 1857
 Primates - Hominidae
cf. Kenyapithecus sp. Leakey 1961 ape
 Rodentia - Diamantomyidae
? Diamantomys sp. Stromer 1922 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Phocidae
? Mirounga sp. Gray 1827 elephant seal
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotheriidae indet. Hay 1922 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Prodeinotherium hobleyi Andrews 1911 deinothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
Nguruwe kijivium Pickford 1986 pig
Kenyasus rusingensis Pickford 1986 pig
Kenyasus namaquensis n. sp. Pickford and Senut 1997 pig
 Ungulata -