Where: Saudi Arabia (26.0° N, 49.4° E: paleocoordinates 22.6° N, 46.5° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Dam Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)
• Late Early Miocene. There are 3 Formations in the succession - the Hadruck, Dam and Hofuf (Hofuf overlies the others). Type section of the Dam Formation is Jabal al Lidam. The depth of the formation at Al-Sarrar varies, but is around 30m. Near the Arabian Gulf the Formation is entirely marine, with more continental facies inland. The Al-Sarrar area is an area of 'continental sediments interbedded with the marine series'.
•Fauna has been collected from a number of localities which have been entered individually.
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: bulk,
• Al-Sarrar localities 4-9 and 11-24 can all be dated within a short period of time. Localities 5,6,7,8, and 9 are considered contemporaneous.
•All fossil material housed in the Department of Antiquities and Museums at Riyadh.
Primary reference: H. Thomas, S. Sen, M. Khan, B. Battail, and G. Ligabue. 1982. The Lower Miocene Fauna of Al-Sarrar (Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia). Atlal 5(3a):109-136 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 47026: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.02.2005, edited by Philip Mannion
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