Oum ed Diab (Cretaceous of Tunisia)

Where: Tataouine, Tunisia (32.7° N, 10.2° E: paleocoordinates 15.2° N, 9.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oum ed Diab Member (Aïn el Guettar Formation), Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• 26 m above the Chenini/Oum ed Diab contact and ca. 30 m below Cenomanian marls

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; sandstone

• mixed freshwater and marine influences

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1995-2005

Collection methods: surface (float),

• All specimens will eventually be stored in the Office National des Mines in Tunis

Primary reference: J. Le Loeuff, E. Buffetaut, G. Cuny, Y. Laurent, M. Ouaja, C. Souillat, D. Srarfi and H. Tong. 2000. Mesozoic continental vertebrates of Tunisia. 5th European Workshop on Vertebrate Palaeontology, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Geowissenschaften Abteilung. Program. Abstracts. Excursion Guides 45 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 116299: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 06.09.2011, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
? Cretodus sp.1 Sokolov 1965 mackerel shark
Two complete main tooth cusps, including OED5 and one broken cusp (OED6)
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet.1 Müller 1846
eight centra of vertebrae
 Amiiformes - Caturidae
Caturus sp.1 Agassiz 1843 bowfin
eight complete teeth and six acrodine caps
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
176 complete oral teeth, including OED7, 48 oral teeth fragments, 61 marginal teeth and 7 complete pharyngeal teeth, including OED10
 Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
Semionotidae indet.1 Woodward 1890
5 teeth, including OED8-9
Coelacanthimorpha
 Actinistia -
"? Actinistia indet." = Coelacanthimorpha1
"? Actinistia indet." = Coelacanthimorpha1 lobe-finned fish
1 hemisegment of lepidotrichia
Reptilia
 Neornithischia -
Hadrosauroidea indet.2 Huene 1954 bird foot dinosaur
teeth; MGGC TUN 156, 157
 Loricata -
Mesoeucrocodylia indet.1 Whetstone and Whybrow 1983 crocodilian
five teeth
Araripesuchus wegeneri1 Buffetaut 1981 crocodilian
two teeth, including OED11
 Loricata - Bernissartiidae
"Bernissartidae indet." = Bernissartiidae1
"Bernissartidae indet." = Bernissartiidae1 Dollo 1883 crocodilian
one tooth (OED12)