Aît Nafane (Cretaceous of Mali)

Also known as Ait Nafare, Ait Nefan

Where: Kidal, Mali (21.2° N, 0.8° E: paleocoordinates 11.8° N, 3.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: N. Tabaste. 1963. Étude derestes de poissons du Crétacé saharien [Study of fish remains from the Saharan Cretaceous]. Mélanges Ichthyologiques Dédiés à la Mémoire d’Achille Valenciennes (1794–1865). Mémoires de l’Institute Français d’Afrique Noire 68:437-485 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 206855: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 06.12.2019

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
Asteracanthus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Schizorhiza stromeri Weiler 1930 sawfish
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
"Gynglymostoma rugosum" = Ginglymostoma rugosum
"Gynglymostoma rugosum" = Ginglymostoma rugosum Dartevelle and Casier 1943 nurse shark
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
? Enchodontidae indet. Woodward 1901
vertebrae
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Coelodus plethodon Arambourg and Joleaud 1943