Oued el Atteuch (Miocene of Algeria)

Also known as Oued el Ateuch, Guiard, Tafna Formation, Koudiat et Tine

Where: Oran, Algeria (33.4° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 33.3° N, 2.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tafna? Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• No information on stratigraphy of fossil localities. Site has been dated to 9.7-10.0 Ma by biostratigraphy (rodents), although fossils are unlikely to be in primary context.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; gray, red marl

• Mammalian fossils not in primary context. Found in red-gray marls in marine sediments. Hipparion teeth recovered from oyster beds.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float),

• Not in situ (found in marine sediments).

Primary reference: H. Thomas, R. Bernor, and J.-J. Jaeger. 1982. Origines du peuplement mammalien en Afrique du Nord durant le Miocène terminal. Géobios 15(3):283-297 [A. Behrensmeyer/S. Cote/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35287: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Suzanne Cote on 24.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

• May be incomplete. No abundance information available
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion africanum hipparionine horse
from oyster beds
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Prostrepsiceros sp. Forsyth Major 1891 antelope
Antidorcas sp. Sundevall 1847 springbok
Parantidorcas in Coppens 1971