Gadoufaoua (general) (Cretaceous of Niger)

Where: Agadez, Niger (16.5° N, 9.2° E: paleocoordinates 2.4° N, 4.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Elrhaz Formation (Tegama Group), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• "probably of late Aptian age"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified sandstone

• "terrestrial and freshwater"
• skull was within "a very hard sandstone matrix"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by P. Taquet in 1966, 1970, 1972; reposited in the MNHN

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. Taquet. 1967. Découvertes paléontologiques récentes dans le Nord du Niger [Recent paleontological discoveries in the north of Niger]. Colloques Internationaux du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 163:415-418 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 77189: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 28.12.2007, edited by Matthew Carrano and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Actinopteri
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet.2 Agassiz 1835
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi - Arganodontidae
"Ceratodus tiguidiensis" = Arganodus tiguidiensis2
"Ceratodus tiguidiensis" = Arganodus tiguidiensis2 Tabaste 1963 lungfish
GDF 1154–1273
Reptilia
 Testudines - Araripemydidae
? Araripemys sp.1 Price 1973 sideneck turtle
GDF 849–852, 868, 870, 873–879, 895
Taquetochelys decorata n. gen. n. sp.1 de Broin 1980 sideneck turtle
GDF 838–848
 Testudines -
Teneremys lapparenti1 de Broin 1980 sideneck turtle
GDF 829
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
Brachiosauridae indet.3 Riggs 1904 brachiosaurid
teeth
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
Spinosauridae indet.3 Stromer 1915 tetanuran
 Saurischia -
Elaphrosaurus iguidiensis3 Lapparent 1957 ceratosaur
 Neornithischia -
Ouranosaurus nigeriensis3 Taquet 1972 bird foot dinosaur
GDF 301 (coracoid), 302 (femur)
 Loricata -
Sarcosuchus imperator3 de Broin and Taquet 1966 crocodilian
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Neoceratodontidae
"Ceratodus africanus" = Neoceratodus africanus2
"Ceratodus africanus" = Neoceratodus africanus2 Haug 1905 Queensland lungfish