Where: Tanzania (10.0° S, 39.7° E: paleocoordinates 10.2° S, 39.5° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Mikindani Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• Pliocene strata. The Mikindani Formation is essentially fluviatile, and is by no means certainly correlatable across Tanzania. The layers include sandy clays, marls, marly limestone and sands, both macrofaunas and microfaunas are richly developed.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal, sandy claystone and shelly/skeletal marl
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: original calcite
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Taxa mentioned informally in text from stratigraphic unit. No further literature cited.
Primary reference: T. Schluter. 1997. Geology of East Africa 1-484 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 42453: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 29.07.2004
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