Vertebrate microremains from the Early Cretaceous of southern Tunisia

Gilles Cuny, Andrea M. Cobbett, Francois J. Meunier, Michael J. Benton

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Abstract

Microremains of various sharks actinopterygrins and crocodiles have been recovered from two sites in the Dourret Formation and three sites in the Ain el Guettar Formation in southern Tunisti The presence of in actinistian is also suggested based on histological study of hemisegments of lepidotrichia Convergence in dental enatmeloid microstructure between neoselachian sharks and actinopteygrans sharing a tearing dentition is also documented The vertebrate assemblage of the Dourret Formation suggests a pre Aptian a,se for this formation and the presence of Bernussartia in the Ain el Guettar Formation confirms faunal exchange between Africa Europa during the Early Cretaceous (C) 2010 Elsevier Misson SAS All rights reserved

Translated title of the contributionVertebrate microremains from the Early Cretaceous of southern Tunisia
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-628
Number of pages14
JournalGeobios
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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