Ouled Abdoun (Ocepeia grandis) (Paleocene of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (34.3° N, 5.9° W: paleocoordinates 27.1° N, 7.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Selandian (61.6 - 59.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: E. Gheerbrant, M. Amaghzaz, B. Bouya, F. Goussard, and C. Letenneur. 2014. Ocepeia (Middle Paleocene of Morocco): The Oldest Skull of an Afrotherian Mammal. PLoS One 9(2):e89739 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 154636: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 27.02.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Tribosphenida -
Ocepeia grandis n. sp. Gheerbrant et al. 2014 placental
MNHN.F PM37 - type (partial dentary); referred material: MNHN.F PM34 (fragment of left dentary); MHNT PAL 2006.0.9 (right dentary); MNHN.F PM39 (teeth); PM66 (right dentary)