KL09 (Pliocene of Chad)

Also known as Kolle

Where: Chad (16.2° N, 18.6° E: paleocoordinates 16.1° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Pliocene, 5 to 4 Ma

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandstone

• fluvio-lacustrine fossiliferous sandstones with a great amount of bioturbation that alternates sequentially with lacustrine datomites and clays

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: T. Lehmann, P. Vignaud, H. T. Mackaye and M. Brunet. 2004. A fossil aardvark (Mammalia, Tubulidentata) from the lower Pliocene of Chad. Journal of African Earth Sciences 40:201-217 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96047: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.05.2010, edited by John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae
Orycteropus djourabensis n. sp. Lehmann et al. 2004 aardvark
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Primelephas korotorensis Coppens 1965 elephant
from "KL9"