Daoura (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Also known as Lusitanichthys africanus type

Where: Mekn√®s-Tafilalet, Morocco (30.6° N, 4.3° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 4.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the MNHN

• Repository: MNHN-Paris

Primary reference: L. Cavin. 1999. A new Clupavidae (Teleostei, Ostariophysi) from the Cenomanian of Daoura (Morocco). Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences Series IIA Earth and Planetary Science 329(9):689-695 [S. Peters/S. McMullen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136829: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 05.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Lusitanichthys africanus n. sp. Cavin 1999 herring