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Ksar Met-Lili, Anoual (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Where: Figuig, Morocco (32.7° N, 3.1° W: paleocoordinates 25.1° N, 1.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ksar Metlili Formation, Berriasian (145.5 - 140.2 Ma)

• originally labeled "Couches Rouges"; dated from nannoliths and charophyte

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; lenticular, calcareous limestone and red sandstone

• "calcareous lens...about 20 cm thick"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Sigogneau-Russell in 1983-1988; reposited in the MNHN

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

Primary reference: D. Sigogneau-Russell, M. Monbaron, and D. E. Russell. 1988. Decouverte de mammiferes dans le Mesozoique moyen d'Afrique [Discovery of mammals in the middle Mesozoic of Africa]. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Serie 2 307(8):1045-1050 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 45726: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 29.11.2004, edited by Philip Mannion, Roger Benson, Richard Butler and John Alroy

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