Lokpanta, middle cutting [Eze-Aku Fm] (Cretaceous of Nigeria)

Where: Nigeria (6.0° N, 7.5° E: paleocoordinates 7.9° S, 0.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Eze-Aku Formation, Early/Lower Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• basal Turonian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, black, sandy, calcareous shale

• '...Directly south, a second cutting displays about 25 m of the closely similar underlying shales. In the lower 5 m of this sequence there are bands of dark grey, weathering sandy yellow, calcareous nodules whose surfaces are studded with the impressions of...'

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Zaborski; reposited in the BMNH

• specimens in the Department of Paleontology, British Museum (Natural History), London; probably own field collection

Primary reference: P. M. P. Zaborski. 1987. Lower Turonian (Cretaceous) ammonites from south-east Nigeria. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Geol.) 41(2):31-66 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 69507: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine N├╝rnberg on 27.02.2007

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Taxonomic list

• Focus on ammonites.
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Vascoceratidae
Neoptychites cephalotus Courtiller 1860 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Acanthoceratidae
Watinoceras sp. Warren 1930 ammonite
Watinoceras aff. amudariense Arkhanguelsky 1916 ammonite
? Mammites sp. Laube and Bruder 1887 ammonite
Kamerunoceras cf. eschii Solger 1904 ammonite