Oulad Abdoun Basin (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Also known as Ocepesuchus eoafricanus type locality

Where: Morocco (32.9° N, 6.6° W: paleocoordinates 24.8° N, 7.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphatic lithology not reported and limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by French-Moroccan excavation program

Primary reference: S. Jouve, N. Bardet, N.-E. Jalil, X. P. Suberbiola, B. Bouya and M. Amaghzaz. 2008. The oldest African crocodylomorph: phylogeny, paleobiogeography, and differential survivorship of marine reptiles through the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(2):409-421 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114103: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 09.08.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Crocodylia -
Ocepesuchus eoafricanus n. gen. n. sp.
Ocepesuchus eoafricanus n. gen. n. sp. Jouve et al. 2008 crocodilian
OCP DEK-GE 45 - holotype (a crushed skull, lacking the ventral part and the premaxillae)