Iullemmeden basin (Cretaceous of Mali)

Also known as Mali-8

Where: Mali (18.3° N, 2.0° E: paleocoordinates 8.8° N, 2.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• Iullemmeden basin; Bed at the 26 m level of the exposure

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; phosphatic conglomerate

• phosphatic conglomerate that consists of lithoclasts, coprolitic clasts,

•and fragmented polished bone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique du Mali and Stony Brook University in 1999

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: R. V. Hill, J. A. McCartney, E. Roberts, M. Bouaré, F. Sissoko and M. A. O'Leary. 2008. Dyrosaurid (Crocodyliformes: Mesoeucrocodylia) Fossils from the Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene of Mali: Implications for Phylogeny and Survivorship across the K/T Boundary. American Museum Novitates 3631:1-19 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114954: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 26.08.2011, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Linichnus serratus2
Located on postcranial elements of dyrosaurid crocodyliforms: CNRST-SUNY 285, 286, 287, 335.
Knethichnus parallelum2
Isolated vertebral centrum from a dyrosaurid crocodyliform, CNRST-SUNY 335
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Sphenodiscidae
Libycoceras crossense2 Zaborski 1982 ammonite
Chondrichthyes
 Euselachii -
Neoselachii indet.1 Compagno 1977 elasmobranch
Bite marks on the indeterminate hyposaurine remains
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Actinopteri
 Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Brychaetus sp.2 Agassiz 1845 arowana
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Reptilia
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
Chenanisuchus lateroculi Jouve et al. 2005 Chenane crocodile
CNRST SUNY 280 (frontoparietal portion of the skull roof with portions of the articulated prefrontals and supraoccipital elements)
Hyposaurinae indet.1 Nopcsa 1928 crocodilian
CNRST–SUNY 285-287, 335 and 337 (fragmentary limb and vertebral remains)
Rhabdognathus keiniensis Jouve 2007 crocodilian
CNRST SUNY 276 and 277 (two individuals preserving the caudal region of the skull roof)