MAD96-18 (SUNY) (Cretaceous to of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (16.2° S, 46.7° E: paleocoordinates 34.9° S, 37.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ankazomihaboka Formation, Coniacian to Coniacian (89.8 - 83.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandstone and claystone

Size class: mesofossils

Reposited in the FMNH

Primary reference: M. D. Gottfried, R. R. Rogers, and K. A. Curry Rogers. 2004. First record of Late Cretaceous coelacanths from Madagascar. Recent Advances in the Origin and Early Radiation of Vertebrates, in G. Arratia, M. V. H. Wilson, and R. Cloutier (eds.), Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, M√ľnchen 687-691 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46897: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.01.2005

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amiidae indet. Huxley 1861 bowfin
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Pleurodira indet. Cope 1865 sideneck turtle
 Saurischia -
 Theropoda -
 Loricata -
"Mesosuchia" indet. Huxley 1875 crocodilian
Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodus madagascariensis Priem 1924 lungfish
Coelacanthimorpha
 Coelacanthiformes - Mawsoniidae
Axelrodichthys sp. Maisey 1986 coelacanth