Djebel Krechem el Artsouma (Miocene of Tunisia)

Also known as Djebel ech Cherichira

Where: Tunisia (33.2° N, 1.2° E: paleocoordinates 33.1° N, 0.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: lower Member (Segui Formation), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: D. Geraads. 1989. Vertebres fossiles du Miocene Superieur du Djebel Krechem el Artouma (Tunisie Centrale). Comparisons biostratigraphiques. GĂ©obios 22(6):777-801 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 65170: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 19.09.2006, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Euthecodon cf. nitriae Fortau 1920 crocodile
Crocodylus cf. checchiai Maccagno 1947 crocodile
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Metaxytherium sp. de Christol 1840 dugong
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
Brachypotherium sp. Roger 1904 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Tetralophodon sp. Falconer 1857 gomphothere
Choerolophodon sp. Schlesinger 1917 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
? Nyanzachoerus sp. Leakey 1958 pig
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Anthracotheriidae indet. Leidy 1869 anthracothere
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Giraffidae indet. Gray 1821 giraffe
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope