Bir Miteur, RH 45 (Cretaceous of Tunisia)

Also known as Gebel Miteur, Jebel Miteur, Bi'r Miteur, Foum Tatahouine

Where: Médenine, Tunisia (33.2° N, 10.3° E: paleocoordinates 16.0° N, 10.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chenini Member (Aïn el Guettar Formation), Early/Lower Albian (112.0 - 109.0 Ma)

• Radouane Member of Chenini Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sandy carbonate

Size class: mesofossils

Collected in 1985, 1997–1998

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: S. Bouaziz, E. Buffetaut, M. Ghanmi, J.-J. Jaeger, M. Martin, J.-M. Mazin, and H. Tong. 1988. Nouvelles découvertes de vertébrés fossiles dans l'Albien du sud tunisien [New discoveries of fossil vertebrates in the Albian of southern Tunisia]. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 8e série 4(2):335-339 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67203: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 14.11.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Eoptolamnidae
Protolamna sp. Cappetta 1980 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
? Cretodus sp. Sokolov 1965 mackerel shark
 Neopterygii -
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
cf. Anomoeodus sp. Forir 1887
 Amiiformes - Caturidae
cf. Caturus sp. Agassiz 1843 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
"a great number" of teeth
 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet. dinosaur
 Saurischia -
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Depéret and Savornin 1925 allosauroid
"several dozen teeth"
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
Spinosaurus sp. Stromer 1915 tetanuran
"numerous teeth"
Spinosaurus cf. aegyptiacus Stromer 1915 tetanuran
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
"several teeth"
 Ceratodontiformes - Neoceratodontidae
Neoceratodus africanus Haug 1905 Queensland lungfish