Sidi Daoui (Eocene of Morocco)

Also known as Phosphates Ypresiens

Where: Oued Zem, Morocco (32.9° N, 6.6° W: paleocoordinates 27.0° N, 8.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; phosphorite

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: salvage,

Primary reference: S. Jonet and G. Wouters. 1972. Presence d'un Crocodilien nouveau dans les phosphates Ypresiens du Maroc (note preliminaire). [A new crocodile from the Ypresian phosphates of Morocco; preliminary note.]. Bulletin de la Societe Belge de Geologie, de Paleontologie et d'Hydrologie, Brussels. 81(3-4):209-210 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35132: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 14.11.2003, edited by Mark Uhen, Roger Benson and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae
Archaeomanta priemi n. sp.5 Herman 1979 stingray
Reptilia
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Ummulisani rutgersensis4 Gaffney et al. 2006 sideneck turtle
AMNH 30569, skull : Ypresian (based on shark teeth; Cappetta, personal commun.), phosphates, Oued Zem, Ouled Abdoun Basin, Morocco.
Phosphatochelys tedfordi n. gen. n. sp.3 Gaffney and Tong 2003 sideneck turtle
AMNH 30008 - holotype (complete skull without lower jaws); originally stated as coming from Thanetian deposits (Gaffney and Tong 2003); MDEt 26, a nearly complete skull reported by Gaffney et al. (2006, p. 103)
Aves
 Pelecaniformes - Phaethontidae
Phaethusavis pelagicus n. gen. n. sp.1
Phaethusavis pelagicus n. gen. n. sp.1 Bourdon et al. 2008 tropicbird
 Tubinares -
Dasornis abdoun2 Bourdon et al. 2010 bird
 Ornithurae -
"Dasornis emuinus" = Lithornis emuinus2
"Dasornis emuinus" = Lithornis emuinus2 Bowerbank 1854 bird
Reptilia
 Crocodylia -
Maroccosuchus zennaroi n. gen. n. sp.6
Maroccosuchus zennaroi n. gen. n. sp.6 Jonet and Wouters 1977 crocodilian