Ouled Abdoun Basin (lowermost bed 1) (Paleocene of Morocco)

Also known as quarries of Sidi Daoui and Recette 4

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Selandian (61.6 - 59.2 Ma)

• Quarries of Sidi Daoui and Recette 4; originally described as probably basal Eocene (earliest Ypresian), but more recent evidence indictaes a Paleocene age; lowermost bed 1 of the mining lithostratigraphic terminology; exact level and locality unknown

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

• none given, but apparently from local phosphate quarries

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MNHN

• specimens purchased from fossil dealers and local mine workers

Primary reference: E. Gheerbrant, J. Sudre, and H. Cappetta. 1996. A Palaeocene proboscidean from Morocco. Nature 383:68-70 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68176: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 06.01.2007, edited by Mark Uhen and John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Bothremys kellyi n. sp.2 Gaffney et al. 2006 sideneck turtle
Aves
 Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae
Mammalia
 Tribosphenida -
Ocepeia daouiensis n. gen. n. sp.4, Abdounodus hamdii n. gen. n. sp.4
Ocepeia daouiensis n. gen. n. sp.4 Gheerbrant et al. 2001 placental
Abdounodus hamdii n. gen. n. sp.4 Gheerbrant et al. 2001 placental
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Boualitomus marocanensis n. gen. n. sp.3
Boualitomus marocanensis n. gen. n. sp.3 Gheerbrant et al. 2006 eutherian