Gafsa (Cretaceous of Tunisia)

Where: Gafsa, Tunisia (34.4° N, 8.8° E: paleocoordinates 17.4° N, 9.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Cretaceous (145.0 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Stefano. 1903. Nuovi rettili degli strati a fosfato della Tunisia. Bollettino della Societa Geologica Italiana 22:51-80 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 151620: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.10.2013, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Lytoloma elegans n. sp. Bergounioux 1952 sea turtle
Lytoloma crassa n. sp. Bergounioux 1952 sea turtle
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Eusarkia rotundiformis n. gen. n. sp., Gafsachelys phosphaticus n. gen. n. sp., "Gafsachelys neurirregularis n. sp." = Crassachelys neurirregularis
Eusarkia rotundiformis n. gen. n. sp. Bergounioux 1952 sideneck turtle
Gafsachelys phosphaticus n. gen. n. sp. sideneck turtle
"Gafsachelys neurirregularis n. sp." = Crassachelys neurirregularis Bergounioux 1952 sideneck turtle
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
Dyrosaurus phosphaticus n. sp. Thomas 1893 crocodilian
 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
Pliosaurus phosphaticus n. sp. Stefano 1903 plesiosaur