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  Khouribga
  Morocco

Added:
may 2006
Last Modified:
may 2006







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Many kinds of sharkteeth are known. Also ray teeth, fish remains, and Mosasaurus remains.

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Literature recommended by members

  • Arambourg, C., 1952: Les Vértebrés Fossiles des Gisements de Phoshates (Maroc-Algérie-Tunisie)
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  • Bardet, Pereda Suberbiola, Iarochène, Bouya & Amaghzaz, 2004: A new species of Halisaurus from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Morocco, and the phylogenetical relationships of the Halisaurinae (Squamata: Mosasauridae)
    A new species of the basal mosasaurid Halisaurus from the Late Cretaceous (Late Maastrichtian) of the Oulad Abdoun Phosphate Basin of Morocco is described on the basis of both cranial and postcranial remains. H. arambourgi sp. nov. is characterized by unique features of the nares, frontal, parietal, girdle and limb bones. A phylogenetical analysis supports the monophyletic status of Halisaurus; H. platyspondylus (Maastrichtian, New Jersey), H. ortliebi (Maastrichtian, Belgium) and H. arambourgi form an unresolved polytomy. This study does not support the attribution of ‘Halisaurus’sternbergii (Santonian, Kansas) to Halisaurus nor to any known genus. A new genus, Eonatator, is proposed for the reception of this species, Eonatator sternbergii comb. nov. The new taxon Halisaurinae (Halisaurus + Eonatator) is the sister-group of more advanced mosasaurids (Natantia). Halisaurines are defined by the shape of the lateral premaxilla–maxilla suture; an oblique contact plane between the parietal and the supratemporal; a preaxial ridge present on the distal two-thirds of the radius length; and tibia and fibula long and slender with slightly expanded extremities.
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