Tanout, Damergou (Cretaceous of Niger)

Where: Zinder, Niger (15.4° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 2.0° N, 2.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Chevalier & Loubet

Primary reference: C. Arambourg and L. Joleaud. 1943. Vertébrés fossiles du bassin du Niger [Fossil vertebrates of the Niger basin]. Bulletin de la Service des Mines de l'Afrique Occidentale Française 7:28-85 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75235: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.09.2007

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Onchosaurus pharao cartilaginous fish
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus lamberti Arambourg and Joleaud 1943
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
Cylindracanthus bisulcatus Arambourg and Joleaud 1943
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Coelodus plethodon Arambourg and Joleaud 1943
Acrotemnus faba Agassiz 1844
Osteichthyes
 Aetheospondyli - Lepidosteidae
Paralepidosteus africanus n. gen. n. sp. Arambourg and Joleaud 1943
 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodus sp. Agassiz 1838 lungfish
Ceratodus humei Priem 1914 lungfish
Reptilia
 Loricata - Aegyptosuchidae
? Aegyptosuchus sp. Stromer 1933 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Neoceratodontidae
"Ceratodus africanus" = Neoceratodus africanus
"Ceratodus africanus" = Neoceratodus africanus Haug 1905 Queensland lungfish