Where: Lebanon (34.0° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 35.4° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)
Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, silty, sandy, conglomeratic marl
•" a) Greyish-blue compact clays with tiny quartz grains, comprising fragments of carbonized plants; locality with fragments of chitinous insect skeletons.
• b) Greyish-blue, clayey, very hard marls with fossil remains of mammals, turtles, fishes, molluscs, and ostracods.
• c) Yellowish-brown sandy marls with gravel, gastropod remains, etc.
•The thickness of these deposits (a-c) is about 2 m and the are slightly inclined towards the west-northwest (pg. 666)".
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Primary reference: M. Malez and A. Forsten. 1989. Hipparion from the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. Géobios 22(5):665-670 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Alroy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 34399: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 29.08.2003
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