Ouled Abdoun Basin (Daouitherium type specimen) (Eocene of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (34.3° N, 5.9° W: paleocoordinates 28.3° N, 7.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• "level 1 of the local phosphatic series"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

• none given

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the MNHN

• selachians found in matrix surrounding Daouitherium type specimen that was collected "by local people"

Primary reference: E. Gheerbrant, J. Sudre, H. Cappetta, M. Iarochène, M. Amaghzaz and B. Bouya. 2002. A new large mammal from the Ypresian of Morocco: evidence of surprising diversity of early proboscideans. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47(3):493-506 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71235: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 22.04.2007, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos sp. Link 1790 guitarfish
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
Archaeomanta sp. Herman 1979 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Striatolamia macrota Agassiz 1843 goblin shark
"Striatolamia macrota striata"
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Carcharias atlasi" = Synodontaspis atlasi
"Carcharias atlasi" = Synodontaspis atlasi Arambourg 1952 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Abdounia beaugei Arambourg 1935 requiem shark
 Proboscidea - Numidotheriidae
Daouitherium rebouli n. gen. n. sp.
Daouitherium rebouli n. gen. n. sp. Gheerbrant and Sudre 2002 proboscidean
 Embrithopoda -
cf. Stylolophus sp. Gheerbrant et al. 2018 placental