Oued Thelja (Miocene of Tunisia)

Also known as Metaloui, Al-Mitlawi

Where: Tunisia (34.3° N, 8.4° E: paleocoordinates 33.9° N, 7.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Beglia Formation, Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; claystone and siltstone

• clay, silts, and sands

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. Mannai-Tayech. 2009. The lithostratigraphy of Miocene series from Tunisia, revisited. Journal of African Sciences 54:53-61 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 118015: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.10.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Actinopteri
 Perciformes - Latidae
Lates niloticus Linnaeus 1758 Nile perch
nile perch
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
Mammalia
 Sirenia -
Sirenia indet. Illiger 1811 sirenian
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Palaeotragus sp. Gaudry 1861 giraffe
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Miotragocerus sp. Stromer 1928 antelope
Pachytragus solignaci Robinson 1972 antelope
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle