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Gour Lazib HGL10 (Eocene to of Algeria)

Also known as Locus 1 of Sudre (1975, 1979)

Where: Bechar region, Algeria (30.0° N, 4.0° W: paleocoordinates 24.4° N, 6.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: middle Member (Glib Zegdou Formation), Ypresian to Ypresian (55.8 - 40.4 Ma)

• Late early Eocene to lower Middle Eocene (Ypresian to basal Lutetian). Upper part of the detritic, charophyte-bearing formation as described by Sudre 1975. The exact correpondance between Sudre's original locus 1 and the level HGL10 is impossible to confirm, but the two sampling points are certainly very close if not equal.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lenticular, intraclastic, red, yellow sandstone

• lenticular horizon of yellow to red sandstones containing rounded clay intraclasts and very rich in charophytes (oogones).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. Sudre. 1975. Un prosimien de Paleogene ancien du Sahara nord-occidental: Azibius trerki n. g. n. sp. Comptes rendus de l'Academie des Sciences de Paris, Serie D 280:1539-1542 [E. Fara/E. Fara/E. Fara] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36612: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 07.02.2004, edited by Philip Mannion

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