Oulad Abdoun Basin (Couche III, general) (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (32.9° N, 6.6° W: paleocoordinates 24.8° N, 7.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Couche III Member (Phosphates Formation), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphatic, yellow sandstone

• Soft, yellow, phosphatic sand

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. R. H. LeBlanc, M. W. Caldwell, and N. Bardet. 2012. A new mosasaurine from the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) phosphates of Morocco and its implications for mosasaurine systematics. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(1):82-104 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123268: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 17.01.2012, edited by Jonathan Tennant and Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Schizorhiza stromeri Weiler 1930 sawfish
Isolated teeth
 Myliobatiformes - Rhombodontidae
Rhombodus binkhorsti Dames 1881 stingray
Isolated teeth
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna maroccana mackerel shark
Isolated teeth
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Eremiasaurus heterodontus n. gen. n. sp. LeBlanc et al. 2012 mosasaur
UALVP 51744 - syntype (skull, vertebral column, isolated ribs, left scapula, coracoid and humerus, left and right ischia and ilia, femur, tibia, fibula, and isolated tarsal, metatarsal, and phalangeal elements)
Mosasaurus cf. anceps1 mosasaur
MNHN PMC 41 to 50 (teeth)
Mosasaurus sp.1 Parkinson 1822 mosasaur
MNHN PMC 51-52, vertebrae
Mosasaurus beaugei n. sp.1 Arambourg 1952 mosasaur
MNHN PMC 7, tooth (holotype); MNHN PMC 8 and 9 (teeth); MNHN PMC 10 to 13 (teeth)
Globidens phosphaticus1 Bardet et al. 2005 mosasaur
MNHN PMC 17 (tooth); MNHN PMC 18 and 19 (teeth)
Halisaurus arambourgi2 Bardet et al. 2005 mosasaur
WDC-CPM-100, partial skeleton, NHMM-LV-2005-1A, incomplete skull
"Russellosaurinae indet." = Russellosaurina1 Bell 1997 mosasaur
"Globidens aegyptiacus" = Igdamanosaurus aegyptiacus1 Zdansky 1935 mosasaur
MNHN PMC 29, a small tooth
Platecarpus ptychodon n. sp.1 mosasaur
MNHN PMC 30 tooth and holotype; MNHN PMC 31 to 34 (teeth)