Also known as El Eulma Basin
Where: Setif, Algeria (36.0° N, 5.7° E: paleocoordinates 35.8° N, 5.4° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)
• Terrestrial sequence begins with a thick gypsum bed (60 meters) which progresses into blue clays with sandstone lenses. The fossil locality is located near the top of the section in blue clays and is covered by a sandstone bed several meters thick.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; poorly lithified, fine-grained, blue claystone and poorly lithified sandstone
Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils
Collection methods: bulk,
• Collection size unknown.
Primary reference: J. J. Jaeger. 1977. Les rongeurs du miocene moyen et superieur du Maghreb. Palaeovertebrata 8(1):1-166 [A. Behrensmeyer/S. Cote/S. Cote]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 35364: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Suzanne Cote on 06.12.2003
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