Nsungwe Fm. non-specific locations in Rukwa Rift Basin (Oligocene of Tanzania)

Where: Mbeya, Tanzania (8.9° S, 33.5° E: paleocoordinates 11.2° S, 30.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nsungwe Formation (Red Sandstone Group), Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: W. N. Stevens, K. M. Claeson, and N. J. Stevens. 2016. Alestid (Characiformes: Alestidae) fishes from the late Oligocene Nsungwe Formation, Rukwa Rift Basin, of Tanzania. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(e1180299) [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190951: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 30.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Characiformes - Alestidae