Where: Somalia (11.2° N, 49.0° E: paleocoordinates 10.8° N, 47.3° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Dubar Formation (Guban Group), Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Dubar Fm [enterers usage] of the Guban Series [group?], and presumably regionally overlies Early Miocene strata (equivalent to the Naag Fm) and is overlain by the Late Miocene conglomerate. AGE: Middle Miocene, equivalent to Helvacean and lowermost Mekran according to author on the basis of larger formaniferal and molluscan biostratigraphy. Ostrea virleti is indicator for this zone. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From bed H near middle of section.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, white reef rocks
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: COLLECTOR: G. Facca, G. Merla, 1938-1939. REPOSITORY: Museo dell' Istituto Geologico dell' Universitá di Firenze.
Primary reference: A. Azzaroli. 1958. L'Oligocene e il Miocene della Somalia. Stratigrafia, Tettonica, Paleontologia (Macroforaminferi, Coralli, Molluschi). Palaeontolographia Italica 52:1-142 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 79077: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.02.2008, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling
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