South Barra do Cuanz: Tortonian - Messinian, Angola

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Ungulata - Iniidae
Kwanzacetus khoisani n. gen., n. sp. Lambert et al. 2018
1 specimen
see common names

Coordinates: 9.4° South, 13.2° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:9.6° South, 12.4° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Tortonian - Messinian
Age range of interval:11.62000 - 5.33300 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy comments: The holotype was discovered about 10 m above the basal erosional unconformity of an unnamed lithological unit
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: poorly lithified sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: ine to medium-grained beige sand, partly indurated and intensely burrowed by Ophiomorpha, which constitutes the lower part of a local transgressive sequence
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Database number:196403
Authorizer:M. Uhen Enterer:M. Uhen
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2018-09-12 09:11:00 Last modified:2018-09-12 09:11:00
Access level:the public Released:2018-09-12 09:11:00
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

32197. O. Lambert, C. Auclair, C. Cauxeiro, M. Lopez, and S. Adnet. 2018. A close relative of the Amazon river dolphin in marine deposits: a new Iniidae from the late Miocene of Angola. PeerJ 6(e5556):1-33 [M. Uhen/O. Gjata/M. Uhen]