Also known as Bled ed Douarah, Beglia Formation
Where: Gafsa, Tunisia (34.0° N, 8.0° E: paleocoordinates 33.8° N, 7.7° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Beglia Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)
• No radiometric dates. Originally described as Vindobonian in age. NOW database lists age as 12.5-9.5 Ma.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: fluvial; poorly lithified, fine-grained, white, silty, sandy sandstone and poorly lithified, yellow, sandy sandstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils
Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), surface (in situ),
• Abundance data is incomplete, therefore collection size is an estimate.
•Fossils come from many localities, but it is often not reported from which. This collection reports fossils from all localites. Other PBDB collections report fauna known from specific localities. Hipparion is present in the upper yellow sands, but not in the lower white sands.
Primary reference: P. Robinson and C. C. Black. 1969. Note preliminaire sur les vertebres fossiles du Vinodobonien (formation Beglia), du Bled Douarah, Gouvernorat de Gafsa, Tunisie. Notes du Service Geologique Tunisie. Traveaux de Geologie Tunisienne 31(11):67-70 [A. Behrensmeyer/S. Cote/S. Cote]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 35277: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Suzanne Cote on 23.11.2003, edited by John Alroy
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