east of petroleum wells Z.R.2, Zarzaïtine (Jurassic of Algeria)

Also known as Lapparent site 32, Brachiosaurus nougaredi holotype, ZR 2

Where: Illizi, Algeria (28.1° N, 9.6° E: paleocoordinates 17.2° N, 9.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Taouratine Group, Late/Upper Jurassic (163.5 - 145.0 Ma)

• formation described as the "Taouratine series", sauropod from the upper half of the formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Nougarède, Claracq, Lapparent, & Busson in 1958

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• forelimb, hind limb, and sacrum found separated from one another; excavated by Lapparent & Busson

Primary reference: A. F. d. Lapparent, P. Claracq, and F. Nougarède. 1958. Nouvelles découvertes de Vertébrés dans les séries continentales au Nord d'Edjeleh (Sahara central) [New discoveries of vertebrates in the continental series north of Edjeleh (central Sahara)]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris 247:2399-2402 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 25134: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 29.08.2002

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Brachiosaurus nougaredi n. sp. Lapparent 1960 sauropod
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Neoceratodontidae
"Ceratodus aff. africanus" = Neoceratodus africanus
"Ceratodus aff. africanus" = Neoceratodus africanus Haug 1905 Queensland lungfish
Pteridopsida
 Gleicheniales - Matoniaceae