MaltaGeneral (Oligocene to of Malta)

Where: Malta (35.9° N, 14.5° E: paleocoordinates 35.9° N, 14.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Globigerina Limestone Formation, Chattian to Chattian (28.1 - 13.8 Ma)

• Rothausen (1968) states that this is Burdigalian, but the detailed stratigraphy in Bianucci et al (2011) indicates a much broader possible time range.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: A. Scilla. 1670. La vana speculazione disinganuata dal senso, Lettera risponsiva circa: Corpi Marini che Petrificata si trovano in varii luoghi terrestri, Napoli [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 48661: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.03.2005

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Odontoceti - Squalodontidae
"Phoca melitensis n. sp." = Squalodon melitensis2, "Phocodon scillae n. sp." = Squalodon melitensis1
"Phoca melitensis n. sp." = Squalodon melitensis2 Blainville 1840 toothed whale
subspecies antiqua
"Phocodon scillae n. sp." = Squalodon melitensis1 Blainville 1840 toothed whale