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Tuiguidit foreland (PROXY) (Jurassic to of Niger)

Also known as Aderbissinat

Where: Agadez, Niger (16.5° N, 7.8° E: paleocoordinates 8.2° N, 2.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tiourarén Formation (Irhazer Group), Bathonian to Bathonian (167.7 - 161.2 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain; red mudstone

• "a swampy environment with seasonal flooding...braided river systems"
• "a reddish, almost solid mudstone, which also shows grey and white streaks, probably caused by alternating oxidative and reducing environments"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Braunschweig Museum in 2005, 2007–2008

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. Witzmann, O. Hampe, B. M. Rothschild, U. Joger, R. Kosma, D. Schwarz, and P. Asbach. 2016. Subchondral cysts at synovial vertebral joints as analogies of Schmorl's Nodes in a sauropod dinosaur from Niger. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(2):e1080719:1-11 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 181364: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 08.09.2016

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