Douaria (Miocene of Tunisia)

Also known as Chouchet ed Douahria

Where: Tunisia (37.0° N, 9.2° E: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 8.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Age given as Pontien. NOW database estimates 5.3-7.1 Ma

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; poorly lithified, ferruginous, conglomeratic sandstone

• Fossils come from level of rolled stones and clays with travertine and ferruginous crusts.

Size class: macrofossils

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

Primary reference: F. Roman and M. Solignac. 1934. Découverte d'un gisement de Mammifères pontiens à Douaria (Tunisie septentrionale). Comptes Rendus a l'academie des sciences 199(26):1649-1650 [A. Behrensmeyer/S. Cote/S. Cote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35274: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Suzanne Cote on 23.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Some identifications come from the NOW database (NOW # 20152). Other identifications are old and may need updating.
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diceros douariensis black rhino
originally reported as Shinoceros pachygnatus; originally entered as "Diceros douarensis"
 Artiodactyla -
Merycopotamus dissimilus even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
? Sivatherium indet. Falconer and Cautley 1836 giraffe
Palaeotragus germaini Arambourg 1959 giraffe
originally entered as "Paleotragus germaini"