Aznag (Eocene of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (31.4° N, 6.3° W: paleocoordinates 27.0° N, 8.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Jbel Tagount Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• middle Lutetian, between 45.8 and 43.6 Ma, Zone P11

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Tabuce, S. Adnet, H. Cappetta, A. M. Noubhani, and F. Quillevere. 2005. Aznag (bassin d'Ouarzazate, Maroc), nouvelle localite a selaciens et mammiferes de l'Eocene moyen (Lutetien) d'Afrique. Bulletin de la societe Geologique du France 2005(176):381-400 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 91339: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.09.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos aff. bruxelliensis Jaekel 1894 guitarfish
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus sp. Müller and Henle 1837 wedgefish
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia sp. Cappetta 1982 stingray
Dasyatoidea indet. Whitley 1940 stingray
Arechia sp. Cappetta 1983 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae
Eomobula aff. stehmanni Herman et al. 1988 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
Gymnuridae indet. Fowler 1934 stingray
Ouledia sp. stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Urolophidae
Urolophidae indet. Gray 1851 round ray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
"Dasyatis" aff. sudrei Cappetta 1972 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Garabatis sp. eagle ray
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
Leidybatis sp. eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Carcharias aff. atlasi" = Synodontaspis atlasi
"Carcharias aff. atlasi" = Synodontaspis atlasi Arambourg 1952 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Protoginglymostoma sp. Herman and Crochard 1977 nurse shark
Nebrius obliquus Leidy 1877 nurse shark
 Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae
Ginglymostoma aff. angolense Dartevelle and Casier 1943 wobbegong
Squatiscyllium sp. Cappetta 1980 wobbegong
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
Chiloscyllium aff. meraense Noubhani and Cappetta 1997 carpet shark
Hemiscyllium sp. Smith 1837 carpet shark
Mammalia
 Primates - Omomyidae
? Omomyidae indet. Gazin 1958 tarsier
 Perissodactyla -
cf. Paschatherium sp. Russell 1963 odd-toed ungulate
 Tribosphenida -
Soricomorpha indet. Gregory 1910 placental
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Nyctitheriidae indet. Simpson 1928 placental
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Ungulata - Hyopsodontidae
Hyopsodontidae indet. Trouessart 1879 condylarth