CDUE Locality 100/101 (Triassic of Morocco)

Where: Argana Basin, Morocco (31.1° N, 9.0° W: paleocoordinates 7.4° N, 5.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Irohalene (T5) Member (Timezgadiouine Formation), Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

• "Current ripples, mudcracks and diverse invertebrate traces point to deposits of a stream bed with recurrent subaerial exposure" (Lagnaoui et al. 2016)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Primary reference: A. Lagnaoui, H. Klein, H. Saber, A. Fekkak, A. Belahmira and J. W. Schneider. 2016. New discoveries of archosaur and other tetrapod footprints from the Timezgadiouine Formation (Irohalene Member, Upper Triassic) of the Argana Basin, western High Atlas, Morocco – Ichnotaxonomic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 453:1-9 [A. Dunhill/B. Allen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 195710: authorized by Alex Dunhill, entered by Bethany Allen on 18.08.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides sp. Maidwell 1911 reptile
CDUE 361
 Saurischia - Parachirotheriidae
Parachirotherium sp. Kuhn 1958 theropod
CDUE 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 374,
 Dinosauromorpha -
Atreipus sp. Olsen and Baird 1986 ornithodiran
CDUE 361
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Brachychirotherium sp. Beurlen 1950 archosaur
CDUE 360
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
Apatopus lineatus Bock 1952 archosaur
CDUE 367