North of Dandiero River, Wadi Alaad (UA) (Pleistocene to of Eritrea)

Also known as Buia; Uadi Alaad; Wadi Aalad; Uadi Aalad; Northern Danakil Depression

Where: Eritrea (14.8° N, 39.8° E: paleocoordinates 14.8° N, 39.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene to Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.1 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Buia Project in 1995, 1997

Primary reference: M. Delfino, A. Segid, D. Yosief, J. Shoshani, L. Rook and Y. Libsekal. 2004. Fossil reptiles from the Pleistocene Homo-Bearing locality of buia (Eritrea, Northern Danakil Depression). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 110:51-60 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185616: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 03.05.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelusios cf. sinuatus Smith 1838 Serrated hinged terrapin
UA 374
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti 1768 Nile crocodile
UA 128 (and multiple other specimens)
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus niloticus Linnaeus 1766 Nile monitor
UA 466
 Squamata - Pythonidae
Python ex gr. sebae Gmelin 1789 rock python
UA 267 and 432; listed as "Python gr. sebae"