Tamaguélelt (Eocene of Mali)

Also known as Tamaguelelt; Mali-20a (unit 2); Mali 20a; Mali-20; Mali 20

Where: Gao, Mali (16.3° N, 0.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.7° N, 4.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tamaguélelt Formation, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• Unit 2 (lower phosphate)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; phosphatic conglomerate

• phosphate conglomerate

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1999, 2003

Primary reference: M. A. O’Leary, E. M. Roberts, M. Bouare, F. Sissoko, and L. Tapanila. 2006. Malian Paenungulata (Mammalia: Placentalia): New African Afrotheres from the Early Eocene. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(4):981-988 [P. Coster/P. Coster]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 175262: authorized by Pauline Coster, entered by Pauline Coster on 08.12.2015, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
Pholadidae indet.2 Lamarck 1809 clam
pholad in coprolite
Reptilia
 Squamata -
Serpentes indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 snake
CNRST-SUNY 324
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Palaeophis colossaeus1 Rage 1983 snake
CNRST-SUNY specimens
Mammalia
 Proboscidea - Proboscidea
? Proboscidea indet. proboscidean
BMNH-M-50129
 Proboscidea - Numidotheriidae
Numidotheriidae indet. Shoshani and Tassy 1996 proboscidean
BMNH-M-51534
 Hyracoidea - Pliohyracidae
Pliohyracidae indet. Osborn 1899 hyrax
BMNH-M-50135
 Ichnofossils -
Gastrochaenolites sp.2 Leymerie 1842