North of Goulmima (Unit 4) (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Also known as Asflat, Goulimima, Asfla

Where: Er-Rachidia, Morocco (31.9° N, 4.9° W: paleocoordinates 20.2° N, 4.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Akrabou Formation, Early/Lower Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• "concentrated in the Unit 4 of the Cenomanian-Turonian limestone bar, a reference level in North Africa. The Unit 4 is Early Turonian in age"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; nodular, calcareous limestone

• "corresponds to an open platform environment related to the maximum of the Cenomanian-Turonian transgressive phase."
• "The fossils are preserved in ovoid calcareous nodules"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Reposited in the MNHN

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

• SMNK, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe, Germany

Primary reference: N. Bardet, X. Pereda Suberbiola, and N.-E. Jalil. 2003. A new mosasauroid (Squamata) from the Late Cretaceous (Turonian) of Morocco. Comptes Rendus Palevol 2:607-616 [M. Carrano/H. Street/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 103973: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 04.02.2011, edited by Roger Benson and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata -
Tethysaurus nopcsai n. gen. n. sp.
Tethysaurus nopcsai n. gen. n. sp. Bardet et al. 2003 squamates
 Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae
Thililua longicollis n. gen. n. sp.1, Manemergus anguirostris n. gen. n. sp.3
Thililua longicollis n. gen. n. sp.1 Bardet et al. 2003 plesiosaur
MNHGr.PA.11710
Manemergus anguirostris n. gen. n. sp.3 Buchy et al. 2005 plesiosaur
SMNK-PAL 3861 (holotype, partial skeleton)
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
"Libonectes atlasense n. sp." = Libonectes morgani2
"Libonectes atlasense n. sp." = Libonectes morgani2 Welles 1949 southwest diver
SMNK-PAL 3978 (holotype skeleton)