In Touhout (bed 4) (Cretaceous of Niger)

Also known as In Touhount

Where: Tahoua, Niger (15.5° N, 1.8° E: paleocoordinates 6.0° N, 3.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dukamaje Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; gray marl

• gray marl and gray clay-shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. T. J. Moody and P. J. C. Suttcliffe. 1991. The Cretaceous deposits of the Iullemmeden Basin of Niger, central West Africa. Cretaceous Research 12:137-157 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 178660: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.05.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
? Acutostrea sp., ""Ostrea" boucheroni" = Curvostrea tevesthensis
? Acutostrea sp. Vyalov 1936 oyster
""Ostrea" boucheroni" = Curvostrea tevesthensis Coquand 1862 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbulidae indet. Lamarck 1818 clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Veniella sp. Stoliczka 1870 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Pitarinae indet." = Callocardiinae
"Pitarinae indet." = Callocardiinae Dall 1895 venus clam
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Sphenodiscidae
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
 Euselachii -
Batomorphii indet. Capetta 1980 elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Sclerorhynchidae indet. Capetta 1974 elasmobranch
Schizorhiza stromeri Weiler 1930 elasmobranch
Ischyrhiza nigeriensis Tabaste 1963 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Igdabatis sigmodon Cappetta 1972 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna nigeriana mackerel shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma sp. Müller and Henle 1838 nurse shark
Actinopteri
 Tetraodontiformes - Trigonodontoidae
Stephanodus lybicus Zittel 1888
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
 Teleostei -
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodus sp. Agassiz 1835
Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodus sp. Agassiz 1838 lungfish
Reptilia
 Testudines - Podocnemidae
Podocnemis sp. Wagler 1830 river turtle
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet. Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
 Loricata -
Libycosuchus sp. Stromer 1914 crocodilian
Trematochampsa taqueti Buffetaut 1974 crocodilian