Specimen: RRBP:13274


Specimen Information

MorphoSource Identifier: S11639
Type: Yes
Occurrence ID: An occurence ID has not yet been identified or created for this specimen and it has not been integrated with iDigBio

Description: The Rukwa Rift Basin Project (RRBP) was initiated to focus paleontological and geological field exploration in poorly sampled strata in southern and western Tanzania. This work reveals a rare glimpse into the past, as the Rukwa Rift Basin preserves one of the only well-exposed, fossiliferous Cretaceous-Neogene continental sedimentary sequences in sub-equatorial Africa. Since 2002, project PIs from Ohio University, Michigan State University, James Cook University, and the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) have assembled research teams for annual field expeditions. These teams have recovered a diversity of Cretaceous, Paleogene, and Neogene terrestrial and freshwater vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, revealing the region's importance for understanding environmental change through time.

Institution: Rukwa Rift Basin Project, Athens, Ohio, USA

Specimen Media

M23761, 2 files
CT scan of RRBP-13274