Bou Hanifia II (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Bou Hanifia, Bou Hanifia rodent locality, Oued el Hamman

Where: Algeria (35.3° N, 0.1° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 0.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bou Hanifia Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Potassium-argon date on ash layer below the site dated to 12.18 +/- 1 Ma. Located stratigraphically above Bou Hanifia I (large mammal locality)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Ameur. 1984. Découverte de nouveaux rongeurs dans la formation Miocène de Bou Hanifia (Algérie Occidentale). Géobios 17(2):167-175 [A. Behrensmeyer/S. Cote/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34644: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Suzanne Cote on 14.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Progonomys cf. cathalai Schaub 1938 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Myocricetodon sp. Lavocat 1952 mouse
Zramys sp. Jaeger and Michaux 1973 mouse