Early Miocene grassland ecosystem at Bukwa, Mount Elgon, Uganda


en Comptes Rendus Palevol 1 (4) - Pages 213-219

Published on 30 September 2002

Fossil plants and terrestrial gastropods collected by the Uganda Palaeontology Expedition at Bukwa site I in 1997 and 1998, throw light on the palaeoenvironmental conditions that characterised the area during the end of the Early Miocene, some 17.5 Ma ago. Some of the evidence indicates the presence of grasslands in situ at the locality, but part of the fossil gastropod assemblage and some of the plants suggest the presence of woodland to forest nearby.


Early Miocene, palaeoenvironment, grassland ecosystem, terrestrial gastropods, palaeosols, volcanic ashes, Uganda

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