Aït Blal, Demnate tracksite (Jurassic to of Morocco)

Also known as Demnat

Where: Azilal, Morocco (31.7° N, 6.9° W: paleocoordinates 27.7° N, 2.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Toarcian to Toarcian (182.7 - 166.1 Ma)

• Between the Pliensbachian spiriferine-bearing strata and the "fossiliferous Dogger"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; yellow, calcareous marl and red claystone

• Calcareous yellow marls layers interstratified with red clays. Both show well-preserved desiccation cracks (mud-cracks)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by Plateau in 1937

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: H. Plateau, G. Giboulet, and E. Roch. 1937. Sur la présence d’empreintes de Dinosauriens dans la région de Demnat (Maroc) [On the presence of dinosaur tracks in the Demnat region (Morocco)]. Comptes Rendus sommaires de la Societe geologique de France 7(16):241-242 [E. Fara/E. Fara/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37042: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 25.02.2004, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"Eubrontes sp." = Grallator (Eubrontes)
"Eubrontes sp." = Grallator (Eubrontes) Hitchcock 1845 theropod
Trace of either a Theropod or perhaps of a Prosauropod