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Port Harcourt RR (Eocene of Nigeria)

Where: Nigeria (6.0° N, 7.0° E: paleocoordinates 1.8° N, 1.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• Gingerich (2010) lumps this collection with Ameki and assigns this collection an age of Bartonian

• 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

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: C. W. Andrews. 1920. A description of new species of zeuglodont and of leathery turtle from the Eocene of Southern Nigeria. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1919(18):309-319 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32906: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.07.2003

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