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North of Goulmima (Unit 4) (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Also known as Asflat, Goulimima, Asfla

Where: Er-Rachidia, Morocco (31.9° N, 4.9° W: paleocoordinates 20.2° N, 4.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Akrabou Formation, Early/Lower Turonian (94.3 - 89.3 Ma)

• "concentrated in the Unit 4 of the Cenomanian-Turonian limestone bar, a reference level in North Africa. The Unit 4 is Early Turonian in age"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; nodular, calcareous limestone

• "corresponds to an open platform environment related to the maximum of the Cenomanian-Turonian transgressive phase."
• "The fossils are preserved in ovoid calcareous nodules"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Reposited in the MNHN

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

• SMNK, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe, Germany

Primary reference: N. Bardet, X. Pereda Suberbiola, and N.-E. Jalil. 2003. A new mosasauroid (Squamata) from the Late Cretaceous (Turonian) of Morocco. Comptes Rendus Palevol 2:607-616 [M. Carrano/H. Street/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 103973: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 04.02.2011, edited by Roger Benson and Matthew Carrano

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