Mantass (Eocene of Niger)

Also known as Mantas, Mantess

Where: Tahoua, Niger (17.0° N, 4.3° E: paleocoordinates 9.8° N, 0.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• suggested Montian age

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by R. Lambert

Primary reference: C. Arambourg and L. Joleaud. 1943. Vertébrés fossiles du bassin du Niger [Fossil vertebrates of the Niger basin]. Bulletin de la Service des Mines de l'Afrique Occidentale Française 7:28-85 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75233: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.09.2007

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
"Scapanorhynchus rhaphiodon" = Scapanorhynchus raphiodon
"Scapanorhynchus rhaphiodon" = Scapanorhynchus raphiodon Agassiz 1843 goblin shark
Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Siluridae
Siluridae indet. Cuvier 1816 catfish
Reptilia
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
Dyrosaurus sp. Pomel 1894 crocodilian