MAD96-18 (SUNY): Coniacian - Santonian, Madagascar

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amiidae indet. Huxley 1861
Reptilia - Testudines
Pleurodira indet. Cope 1865
Sauropoda indet. Marsh 1878
Reptilia - Theropoda
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881
"Mesosuchia" indet. Huxley 1875
invalid subgroup of Mesoeucrocodylia
Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodus madagascariensis Priem 1924
Coelacanthimorpha - Coelacanthiformes - Mawsoniidae
Axelrodichthys sp. Maisey 1986
1 specimen
see common names

Country:Madagascar State/province:Mahajanga
Coordinates: 16.2° South, 46.7° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:34.9° South, 37.8° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 6
Key time interval:Coniacian - Santonian
Age range of interval:89.80000 - 83.60000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: sandstone
Secondary lithology: claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:fluvial-lacustrine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Degree of concentration:dispersed
Size of fossils:mesofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:medium
Disassociated minor elements:all
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:FMNH
Database number:46897
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-01-25 11:28:05 Last modified:2017-05-23 16:34:15
Access level:the public Released:2005-01-25 11:28:05
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

12460.ETE 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]