Port Harcourt RR (Eocene of Nigeria)

Where: Nigeria (6.0° N, 7.0° E: paleocoordinates 1.6° N, 1.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Ameki Formation (Bende-Ameki Group), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• Gingerich (2010) lumps this collection with Ameki and assigns this collection an age of Bartonian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; lithology not reported

• The Ameki Formation exhibits deeper marine formations that progress seaward due to the abundance of shale in the stratigraphy.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: C. W. Andrews. 1920. A description of new species of zeuglodont and of leathery turtle from the Eocene of Southern Nigeria. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1919(18):309-319 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32906: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.07.2003, edited by Advait Jukar

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
Cosmochelys dolloi n. gen. n. sp.
Cosmochelys dolloi n. gen. n. sp. Andrews 1920 leatherback
 Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae
Gigantornis eaglesomei Andrews 1916 bird
  - Protocetidae
Pappocetus lugardi n. gen. n. sp.
Pappocetus lugardi n. gen. n. sp. Andrews 1920 whale