Paleocarcharodon orientalis (Sinzow, 1899)

Era: Cenozoic

Epoch: paleocene

Stage: Thanetian 59.2 - 56.0 Ma

Formation: Basin Ouled Abdoun (phosphate beds).

Origin: Oued Zem, Morocco

Description: The enamel of this piece is 100% natural, it has no restorations.

Maximum quality.

Length: 45 mm / 1.77"

Weight: 5 g / 0.013


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More information: The Ouled Abdoun basin extends over 100 km long and 80 km wide, in an area of more than 10,000 km2. It stretches from Ben Ahmed and Settat to Zaouïat Cheikh and Khouribga in the north and extends beyond Oued Oum Errabiâ in the south, under the Beni Amir plain. To the east, it is bordered by the Kasba Tadla plain and to the west by the Rehamna massif. It covers the main mining areas of Sidi Daoui, Merah Lahrach and Sidi Chennane. The Oulad Abdoun basin constitutes an important morphological unit that is almost tabular and very slightly undulating, with altitudes between 500 and 800 m. It corresponds to a stable platform that represents the final terminus (phosphate) of a sedimentary cover deposited between the red Infracenomanian and the Lutetian (Choubert & Faure - Muret, 1962), on a very strongly Paleozoic base, whose quartzites and schists "lie -de-vin" have been attributed to the Silurian (Salvan, 1955). The Ganntour basin outcrops between the Rehamna massifs in the north and Jebilet in the south.

Paleocarcharodon orientalis