Bardeh (Cretaceous to of Syria)

Where: Syria (34.3° N, 37.7° E: paleocoordinates 16.1° N, 32.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Campanian to Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: phosphatic limestone

• open sea environment
• Thick basal limestones with large disc-shaped structures, about 1.5 m thick hard compact phosphates and upper, pale marls and limestones. The phosphatogenesis ends at the top of the limestones with a flint level

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. Bardet, H. Cappetta, X. Pereda Suberbiola, M. Mouty, A. K. Al Maleh, A. M. Ahmed, O. Khrata and N. Gannoum. 2000. The marine vertebrate faunas from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Syria. Geological Magazine 137(3):269-290 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 117849: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 27.09.2011, edited by Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Specimens housed in the Université de Montpellier (UM-Collection Syrie) and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN-Collection Syrie)
Chondrichthyes
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Hexanchus sp. Rafinesque 1810 sixgill shark
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax sp. Whitley 1939 crow shark
Squalicorax pristodontus Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna biauriculata Wanner 1902 mackerel shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Anomotodon sp. Arambourg 1952 goblin shark
Anomotodon aff. plicatus Arambourg 1952 goblin shark
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet. Müller 1846
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Reptilia
 Testudines -
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Taphrosphyini indet. Gaffney et al. 2006 sideneck turtle
 Loricata -
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
Mosasaurus lemonnieri Dollo 1889 mosasaur
Prognathodon giganteus Dollo 1889 mosasaur
Plioplatecarpinae indet. Dollo 1884 mosasaur
Plioplatecarpini indet. Russell 1967 mosasaur
"Leiodon anceps" = Liodon anceps Owen 1841 mosasaur
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Elasmosauridae indet. Cope 1869 elasmosaur