Amoura tracksite (Cretaceous of Algeria)

Also known as Djebel Bou Khahil, Bou-Kaïl

Where: Laghouat, Algeria (34.4° N, 3.9° E: paleocoordinates 19.0° N, 3.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: peritidal; limestone

• "calcarous slab with mud cracks and footprints"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by M. Durand, G. le Mesle, A. Lapparent in 1880, 1948

Collection methods: surface (in situ), peel or thin section,

Primary reference: G. le Mesle and P. A. Peron. 1881. Sur des empreites de pas d'oiseaux observées par M. le Mesle dans le Sud d'Algérie [On some bird footprints observed by Mr. le Mesle in southern Algeria]. Association Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences, Compte Rendu de la 9e Session 528-533 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 141242: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Ornithomimipodidae
Columbosauripus amouraensis n. sp. Haubold 1971 coelurosaur
large tridactyl prints, "Group A"
Columbosauripus amouraensis Haubold 1971 coelurosaur
Columbosauripus amouraensis Haubold 1971 coelurosaur
robust tridactyl prints with occasional manus prints, "Group C"