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Butte de Tamaguilelt (Eocene of Mali)

Also known as Palaeophis colossaeus type locality; Tamaguélelt

Where: Mali (19.0° N, 0.6° E: paleocoordinates 12.3° N, 3.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tamaguélelt Formation, Ypresian (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• Ypresian age after Coster et al. (2012)

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: J.-C. Rage. 1983. Palaeophis colossaeus nov. sp. (le plus grand Seprent connu?) de l’Eocène du Mali et le problème du genre chez les Palaeopheinae. Comptes Rendus à l’ Académie des Sciences, Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes 2(296):1741-1744 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Head] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48097: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 13.03.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

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