El Hamma du Djerid (Miocene of Tunisia)

Also known as Nefta, Beglia

Where: Gafsa, Tunisia (34.0° N, 8.0° E: paleocoordinates 33.8° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Beglia Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• No information available on location of El Hamma du Djerid within the Beglia Formation. The Beglia Formation is thought to span the earliest Late Miocene (Vindobonian) from approximately 12.5-9.5 Ma.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; poorly lithified, fine-grained, sandy sandstone

• Two fossiliferous levels are known in the Beglia Formation- white sands (inferior) and yellow sands (superior). It is not clear from which level the El Hamma du Djerid collection derives

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float),

• Abundance data not complete. Collection size is a minimum value

Primary reference: M. Boule. 1910. Sur quelques Vertebres fossils du Sud de la Tunisie. Comptes Rendus de la societe geologique de France 50 [A. Behrensmeyer/S. Cote/S. Cote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35276: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Suzanne Cote on 23.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Many identifications are old and probably in need of updating.