Sahabi Fauna locality P8A (Miocene of Libya)

Also known as CP 1943-12

Where: Libya (30.1° N, 20.7° E: paleocoordinates 29.9° N, 20.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: U-2 Member (Sahabi Formation), Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• Gingerich (2010) states this is late Miocene; Messinian according to El-Shawaihdi et al 2016

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: C. Petrocchi. 1941. Il giacimento fossilifero di Sahabi. Bollettino della Societa Geologico Italiana 60(1):107-114 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52580: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.08.2005, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx cf. triunguis3 Forksal 1775 African softshell turtle
carapace, partial skull, shell fragments, bones
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
cf. Geochelone sp.3 Fitzinger 1835 turtle
shell fragments
 Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae
Balaenoptera sp.1 Lacépède 1804 rorqual
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
cf. Lagenorhynchus sp.2 Gray 1846 dolphin