Sidi Daoui "site 1" (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Also known as Phosphatodraco holotype site

Where: Chaouia-Ouardigha, Morocco (32.9° N, 6.6° W: paleocoordinates 24.8° N, 7.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: "Couche III" Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Dated on the basis of selachian teeth. Informal name for unit used by local miners; specimens collected from the upper part of this unit.

Environment/lithology: marine; gray phosphorite

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Office Cherifien de Phosphates in 2000

Primary reference: X. Pereda Suberbiola, N. Bardet, S. Jouve, M. Iarochène, B. Bouya and M. Amaghzaz. 2003. A new azhdarchid pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Morocco. In E. Buffetaut, J.-M. Mazin (eds.), Evolution and Palaeobiology of Pterosaurs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 217:79-90 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92203: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 03.11.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Myliobatiformes - Rhombodontidae
Rhombodus binkhorsti Dames 1881 stingray
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Serratolamna serrata mackerel shark
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodontidae indet. Woodward 1901
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet. Agassiz 1835
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Phosphatodraco mauritanicus n. gen. n. sp. Pereda Suberbiola et al. 2003 pterosaur
OCP DEK/GE 111 (holotype), five cervical vertebrae
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
Partial skeleton comprising jaw fragments and articulated caudals
Prognathodon sp. Dollo 1889 mosasaur
Caudal vertebra and teeth