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Gilbedi Hills, Rima River (Cretaceous of Nigeria)

Also known as Sokotosuchus type

Where: Sokoto, Nigeria (13.6° N, 5.7° E: paleocoordinates 3.6° N, 0.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Dukamaje Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• 4 m above base of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; shale

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collected by Wilson in 1971

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. B. Halstead. 1975. Sokotosuchus ianwilsoni n. g., g. sp., a new teleosaur crocodile from the Upper Cretaceous of Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology 11(1-2):101-103 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 82229: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.07.2008

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