Bou Hanifia V (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Bou Hanifia, Bou Hanifia small mammal locality, Oued el Hamman

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• Potassium-argon date on ash layer below fossiliferous sites give an age of 12.18 +/- 1 Ma.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

• Bou Hanifia formation is overlain by and overlies marine deposits. Bou Hanifia V is located stratigraphically 50 meters above Bou Hanifia II.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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

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 34659: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Suzanne Cote on 15.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

Senoussimys hanifiae n. gen. n. sp.
Senoussimys hanifiae n. gen. n. sp.
 Rodentia - Muridae
Progonomys cathalai Schaub 1938 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Atlantoxerus sp. Major 1893 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Microdyromys sp. de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
 Rodentia - Ctenodactylidae
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Schizogalerix sp. Engesser 1980 hedgehog