Locality XI, level 3 (Argana Basin) (Triassic to of Morocco)

Also known as Imi N'Tanoute, Imin tanoute, Imin Tanout, Imi n'Tanout, Gisement XI

Where: Marrakech, Morocco (31.1° N, 9.0° W: paleocoordinates 17.5° N, 10.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Carnian to Carnian (237.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• This is the upper of 3 levels in deposit XI (J.-M. Dutuit, Mem. Mus nat. Hist. nat., 36C, 1976, 253 p.)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• the faunal association of Level 3 suggests a more aquatic environment. Layer XI is presented in the form of a succession of three fossiliferous levels separated one from the other by a thickness of rock varying from 1 to 3 m. Area of fast spreading at the edge of a river or marsh. (translation: RLW)
• continental

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: See J.-M. Dutuit, Mem. Mus nat. Hist. nat., 36C, 1976, 253 p. may give more information on the geology.

Primary reference: J.-M. Dutuit. 1967. Gisements de vertébrés Triasiques de l'Atlas Marocain. Problèmes Actuels de Paléontologie (Évolution des Vertébrés), Colloques Internationaux du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 163:427-428 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34677: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 15.09.2003, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Dipnoan types listed as from localities X and XI.
 Chondrostei -
 Dipnoi - Arganodontidae
"Ceratodus arganensis" = Arganodus arganensis, Arganodus atlantis
"Ceratodus arganensis" = Arganodus arganensis Martin 1979 lungfish
Arganodus atlantis Martin 1979 lungfish
 Temnospondyli - Almasauridae
Almasauridae indet. Dutuit 1972 tetrapod
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Redfieldiiformes -