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Ameki, SE of (Eocene of Nigeria)

Where: Nigeria (5.6° N, 7.5° E: paleocoordinates 1.1° N, 2.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Ameki Formation (Bende-Ameki Group), Bartonian (40.4 - 37.2 Ma)

• Bartonian age after Gingerich (2010)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; lithology not reported

• The Ameki Formation exhibits deeper marine formations that progress seaward due to the abundance of shale in the stratigraphy.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: L.B. Halstead and J. A. Middleton. 1974. New material of the archaeocete whale Pappocetus lugardi Andrews, from the middle Eocene of Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology 8(1 & 2):81-85 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32905: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.07.2003

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