Sidi Chennane quarries, bed IIa (Paleocene of Morocco)

Also known as Lahimia selloumi type

Where: Morocco (32.7° N, 6.7° W: paleocoordinates 25.6° N, 8.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Selandian (61.6 - 59.2 Ma)

• Some reworked Danian selachians

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: F. Solé, E. Gheerbrant, M. Amaghzaz and B. Bouya. 2009. Further evidence of the African antiquity of hyaenodontid (‘Creodonta’, Mammalia) evolution. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156:827-846 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133217: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 05.09.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis raouxi Arambourg 1952 eagle ray
Myliobatis sulcidens Dartevelle and Casier 1943 eagle ray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhombodontidae
Rhombodus microdon Arambourg 1952 stingray
 Lamniformes -
Isurolamna sp. Cappetta 1992 mackerel shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Abdounia africana requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
 Tribosphenida -
Ocepeia daouiensis Gheerbrant et al. 2001 placental
MNHN.F PM45 (partial skull)
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Lahimia selloumi n. gen. n. sp.
Lahimia selloumi n. gen. n. sp. Solé et al. 2009 eutherian
OCP DEK/GE 443 (PM 75) - holotype (right dentary with M1–3 and alveoli of P2–4 and part of C1); hypodigm: OCP DEK/GE 443 (PM 75), holotype, right dentary with M1–3; MNHN PM 56, right dentary with M2–3 and roots of M1; MNHN PM 57, left dentary with M1–3, and roots of P3; OCP DEK/GE 442 (PM 76), left dentary with M2–3 and alveoli (with broken roots) of P2–4–M1