Jebel Chambi (Eocene to of Tunisia)

Also known as Djebel Chambi; Chambi CBI-1

Where: Tunisia (35.2° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 28.0° N, 6.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chambi Formation, Ypresian to Ypresian (56.0 - 41.3 Ma)

• "from a 2 m thickness" of a single lithology

•Early Eocene age assignment based on stage of evolution of rodents

•Late Ypresisan-Early Lutetian age from Benoit et al (2013)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; limestone

• "lacustrine limestone"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. Court and J.-L. Hartenberger. 1992. A new species of the hyracoid mammal Titanohyax from the Eocene of Tunisia. Palaeontology 35(2):309-317 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87795: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 24.03.2009, edited by Mark Uhen, Pauline Coster, Philip Mannion and Matthew Jones

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• details of an extensive mammalian fauna are omitted by Court and Hartenberger
unclassified
  -
Gastropoda
  -
Bulimus sp. Bruguière 1792 snail
Chondrichthyes
 Torpediniformes - Narcinidae
? Narcine sp.1 Henle 1834 numbfish
Reptilia
 Squamata -
Squamata indet.5 Oppel 1811 squamates
Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet.2 Linnaeus 1758 mammal
UM-CB1 02
 Sirenia -
Sirenia indet.1 sirenian
CBI-1-542
 Primates - Djebelemuridae
Djebelemur martinezi n. gen. n. sp.4
Djebelemur martinezi n. gen. n. sp.4 Hartenberger and Marandat 1992 primate
CBI-1-33 - holotype; referred material: CBI-1-14, 544, 545, 565-587
 Rodentia - Zegdoumyidae
Zegdoumys sbetlai n. sp.9 Vianey-Liaud et al. 1994 rodent
CBI 11 - type
 Placentalia -
? Lipotyphla indet.5 Haeckel 1866 placental
 Tribosphenida -
 Tribosphenida - Chambelestidae
Chambilestes foussanensis n. gen. n. sp.3
Chambilestes foussanensis n. gen. n. sp.3 Gheerbrant and Hartenberger 1999 placental
CBI-50 - holotype
 Hyracoidea - Titanohyracidae
Titanohyrax tantalus n. sp. Court and Hartenberger 1992 hyrax
"cf. Pachyhyrax" and "cf. Saghatherium" of Hartenberger et al. 1985
 Macroscelidea - Macroscelididae
Chambius kasserinensis n. gen. n. sp.5
Chambius kasserinensis n. gen. n. sp.5 Hartenberger 1986 elephant shrew
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Vespertilionidae indet.6 Gray 1821 vesper bat
 Chiroptera -
Chambinycteris pusilli n. gen. n. sp.6
Chambinycteris pusilli n. gen. n. sp.6 Ravel et al. 2016 bat
 Chiroptera - Philisidae
Witwatia sigei7 Ravel et al. 2012 bat
Dizzya exsultans5 Sige 1991 bat
 Chiroptera - Nycteridae
Khoufechia gunnelli n. gen. n. sp.6
Khoufechia gunnelli n. gen. n. sp.6 slit-faced bat
 Chiroptera - Emballonuridae
Vespertiliavus kasserinensis n. sp.6 Ravel et al. 2016 sac-winged bat
Vespertiliavus aenigma n. sp.6 Ravel et al. 2016 sac-winged bat
 Chiroptera - Hipposideridae
Palaeophyllophora tunisiensis n. sp.6 Ravel et al. 2016 leaf-nosed bat
Hipposideros (Pseudorhinolophus) africanum n. sp.6 Ravel et al. 2016 roundleaf bat
 Chiroptera - Necromantidae
Necromantis fragmentum n. sp.6 Ravel et al. 2016 bat
 Chiroptera - Nycterididae
Nycterididae indet.5 Vanderhoevan 1855 bat
 Hyaenodonta -
Teratodontinae indet.8 eutherian
CBI-1-614
Furodon crocheti8 Solé et al. 2014 eutherian
CBI-1-550-554 and 612
 Hyaenodonta - Hyainailouridae
Parvavorodon gheerbranti8 Solé et al. 2014 eutherian
CBI-1-555-558 and 613
 Theriiformes -
Kasserinotherium tunisiense5 Crochet 1986 marsupial