South Barra do Cuanz (Miocene to of Angola)

Where: Angola (9.4° S, 13.2° E: paleocoordinates 9.6° S, 12.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Tortonian to Tortonian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• The holotype was discovered about 10 m above the basal erosional unconformity of an unnamed lithological unit

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified sandstone

• ine to medium-grained beige sand, partly indurated and intensely burrowed by Ophiomorpha, which constitutes the lower part of a local transgressive sequence

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. Lambert, C. Auclair, C. Cauxeiro, M. Lopez, and S. Adnet. 2018. A close relative of the Amazon river dolphin in marine deposits: a new Iniidae from the late Miocene of Angola. PeerJ 6(e5556):1-33 [M. Uhen/O. Gjata/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 196403: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 12.09.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Odontoceti - Iniidae
Kwanzacetus khoisani n. gen. n. sp.
Kwanzacetus khoisani n. gen. n. sp. Lambert et al. 2018 toothed whale