The late Pliocene locality of Ah1 a1 Oughlam, Morocco: vertebrate fauna and interpretation

@article{Geraads2006TheLP,
  title={The late Pliocene locality of Ah1 a1 Oughlam, Morocco: vertebrate fauna and interpretation},
  author={Denis Geraads},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa},
  year={2006},
  volume={61},
  pages={101 - 97}
}
  • D. Geraads
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
The late Pliocene site of Ah1 a1 Oughlam near Casablanca, Morocco, dated to ca. 2.5 Ma, yielded the richest vertebrate fauna of the North African late Cainozoic. It includes more than 55 species of mammals, and a variety of birds and reptiles, probably accumulated by carnivores. The faunal assemblage, and its poor diversity, point to a quite open and not very favourable environment, perhaps markedly seasonal. Overall similarity of the ungulate fauna with the rest of Africa definitely shows that… 
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