Soukhneh (Cretaceous to of Syria)

Where: Syria (34.8° N, 38.8° E: paleocoordinates 16.3° N, 33.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Campanian to Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: phosphatic phosphorite and limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. Bardet, H. Cappetta, X. Pereda Suberbiola, M. Mouty, A. K. Al Maleh, A. M. Ahmed, O. Khrata and N. Gannoum. 2000. The marine vertebrate faunas from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Syria. Geological Magazine 137(3):269-290 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 117863: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 28.09.2011, edited by Jonathan Tennant

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Taxonomic list

• Specimens housed in the Université de Montpellier (UM-Collection Syrie) and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN-Collection Syrie)
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Schizorhiza stromeri Weiler 1930 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
 Testudines -
"Chelonii indet." = Testudines
"Chelonii indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
Mosasaurus lemonnieri Dollo 1889 mosasaur
MNHN-BAR1, teeth
Mosasaurus beaugei Arambourg 1952 mosasaur
MNHN 1938-2, unpublished damaged dentary broken in several fragments, a vertebra and other indeterminate bones
Globidens phosphaticus Bardet et al. 2005 mosasaur
MNHN-KHN10, tooth
Prognathodon sp. Dollo 1889 mosasaur
MNHN-KHN9, tooth
Prognathodon giganteus Dollo 1889 mosasaur
MNHN-KHN7 is an isolated tooth
Platecarpus ptychodon mosasaur
MNHN-CHB4 is a tooth
Plioplatecarpini indet. Russell 1967 mosasaur
MNHN-KHN8a-b consist of isolated jaw fragments with associated characteristic teeth
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Elasmosauridae indet. Cope 1869 elasmosaur