Khouribga and Benguerir (Cretaceous to of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (32.0° N, 6.0° W: paleocoordinates 21.9° N, 4.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Late/Upper Cretaceous to Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 55.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; burrowed, phosphatic, cherty/siliceous mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments and pebbly sandstone

• "The phosphate deposits are of Cretaceous and Tertiary age and the succession includes indurated calc-phosphates, cross-stratified coarse sands, pebble bands and widespread burrowed horizons, chert bands, nodules and siliceous concretions abound and can be used as marker horizons over a limited area. Red and green shale bands occur locally. (pg. 53)"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: cast

Primary reference: R. T. J. Moody. 1976. The discovery of a large pelomedusid turtle from the phosphates of Morocco. Tertiary Research 1(2):53-58 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34639: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 13.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet. Cope 1868 sideneck turtle