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Taiba Ndiaye (Eocene of Senegal)

Where: Senegal (15.0° N, 16.8° W: paleocoordinates 12.1° N, 21.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Taiba Formation, Lutetian (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)

• lower Lutetian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphatic phosphorite

• marl and limestones. pinkish phosphate of lime constituted by phosphatic grains in a phosphatic and/or clay matrix with rare flints

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Hautier, R. Sarr, R. Tabuce, F. Lihoreau, S. Adnet, D. P. Domning, M. Samb and P. M. Hameh. 2012. First prorastomid sirenian from Senegal (Western Africa) and the Old World origin of sea cows. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(5):1218-1222 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 133429: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 13.09.2012

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