Draa Ubari vertebrates (Cretaceous of Libya)

Where: Awbari, Libya (26.6° N, 12.8° E: paleocoordinates 9.4° N, 9.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mizdah Formation, Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• "unnamed beds" between upper Thala member and lower Mazuzah member.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: L. A. Nessov, V. I. Zhegallo, and A. O. Averianov. 1998. A new locality of Late Cretaceous snakes, mammals and other vertebrates in Africa (western Libya). Annales de Paléontologie 84(3-4):265-275 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 45725: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 29.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Gnathostomata
  -
Chondrichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
Chondrichthyes
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Onchopristis sp. Stromer 1917 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Gnathostomata
  -
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodontidae indet. Woodward 1901
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet. Agassiz 1835
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet. Cuvier 1825 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
 Theropoda -
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Squamata - Dolichosauridae
Simoliophis libycus n. sp. Nessov et al. 1998 squamates
Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae
Protopterus sp. Agassiz 1843 african lungfish