Southeast region of Taouz (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Where: Mekn√®s-Tafilalet, Morocco (30.9° N, 4.0° W: paleocoordinates 17.9° N, 4.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Ifezouane Formation, Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• Taphonomic comparison with other macrovertebrate fossils from the Errachidia Province studied by the authors (e.g., Novas et al., 2005a; Cau and Maganuco, 2009) and the lithology of the matrix that encrusted the specimen prior to preparation support the referral of the latter to the Ifezouane Formation (Russell, 1996; Sereno et al., 1996; Cavin et al., 2010).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by a local commercial collector

Collection methods: salvage,

• Collection of MPM, Museo Paleontologico di Montevarchi, Arezzo, Italy.

Primary reference: A. Cau, F. M. Dalla Vecchia, and M. Fabbri. 2012. Evidence of a new carcharodontosaurid from the Upper Cretaceous of Morocco. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 57(3):661-665 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135639: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 29.10.2012, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
Sauroniops pachytholus n. gen. n. sp.
Sauroniops pachytholus n. gen. n. sp. Cau et al. 2013 allosauroid
MPM 2594, an almost complete L frontal