Gozo, Aquitanian (Miocene of Malta)

Where: Malta (36.0° N, 14.3° E: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 14.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• Lower Coralline Limestone

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• lower coralline limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. L. Adams. 1879. On remains of Mastodon and other Vertebrata of the Miocene beds of the Maltese islands. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, London 35:517-531 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 118406: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.10.2011, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus gaudense n. sp.2 Hulke 1871 crocodile
 Crocodylia -
Melitosaurus champsoides n. gen. n. sp.3
Melitosaurus champsoides n. gen. n. sp.3 Owen 1850 false gharial
NHMUK - type (partial skull)
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Metaxytherium sp.1 de Christol 1840 dugong