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Fako (lower) (Jurassic to of Niger)

Where: Agadez, Niger (16.6° N, 7.3° E: paleocoordinates 8.6° N, 2.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tiourarén Formation (Irhazer Group), Middle Jurassic to Middle Jurassic (175.6 - 145.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: levee; claystone

• "crevasse splay deposit"
• "clay-rich overbank deposits"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by P. Sereno in 1993-1997

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

Primary reference: P. C. Sereno, A. L. Beck, D. B. Dutheil, H. C. E. Larsson, G. H. Lyon, B. Moussa, R. W. Sadleir, C. A. Sidor, D. J. Varricchio, G. P. Wilson, and J. A. Wilson. 1999. Cretaceous sauropods from the Sahara and the uneven rate of skeletal evolution among dinosaurs. Science 286:1342-1347 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59643: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 05.04.2006

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