Desplats Limestone Quarries (Lower) (Eocene of Senegal)

Where: Senegal (14.7° N, 17.2° W: paleocoordinates 10.8° N, 21.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ngazobil Member (Thies Formation), Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• Planktonic forams indicate upper Ypresian biozones E6 and E7 of Berggren and Pearson (2005)

Environment/lithology: coastal; marl and limestone

• interpreted as nearshore
• marls and limestone covering deeper layers of alternating biomicritic limestone and marls. Small layers of chert and grains of phosphate are frequently interfingered. Specimens preserved in a concretion.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. M. Claeson, R. Sarr, R. V. Hill, El Hadji Sow, R. Malou and M. A. O'Leary. 2015. New fossil scombrid (Pelagia: Scombridae) fishes preserved as predator and prey from the Eocene of Senegal. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 164(1):133-147 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190952: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 30.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Eoscomber senegalicus n. gen. n. sp. Claeson et al. 2015