MDE t29 Daoui zone a melange (Paleocene of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (34.3° N, 5.9° W: paleocoordinates 26.6° N, 6.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• Mixed fauna containing late Maastrichtian and Danian elements

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

• none given, but "matrix of the specimens" has a "phosphatic nature"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. Hirayama and H. Tong. 2003. Osteopygis (Testudines: Cheloniidae) from the Lower Tertiary of the Ouled Abdoun phosphate basin, Morocco. Palaeontology 46(5):845-856 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137839: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 22.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis cf. hexagonalis Arambourg 1952 whiptail stingray
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Palaeogaleus sp. Gurr 1963 hound shark
 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
Euclastes wielandi Hay 1908 turtle
MDE t29 (lower jaw)