Wied il-Mielah (Miocene of Malta)

Where: Malta (36.1° N, 14.2° E: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 13.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Globigerina Limestone Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• late Burdigalian-Langhian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• planktonic foraminiferal lime- stones

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Menesini. 1972. Resti di vertebrati raccolti in sedimenti Miocenici dell'arcipelago Maltese. Atti della Societa Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A 79:77-86 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 121983: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.12.2011

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
cf. Orycterocetus sp. Leidy 1853 sperm whale
 Odontoceti - Kentriodontidae
Kentriodontidae indet. Slijper 1936 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
Eurhinodelphinidae indet. Abel 1901 toothed whale