An Early Cretaceous vertebrate assemblage from the Cabao Formation of NW Libya

  title={An Early Cretaceous vertebrate assemblage from the Cabao Formation of NW Libya},
  author={Jean Le Loeuff and Eddy M{\'e}tais and Didier B. Dutheil and Jean-loup Rubino and Eric Buffetaut and François Lafont and Lionel Cavin and Fabrice Moreau and Haiyan. Tong and Christian Blanpied and A. M. Sbeta},
  journal={Geological Magazine},
  pages={750 - 759}
Abstract Fossil vertebrates from the Cabao Formation discovered in the area of Nalut in northwestern Libya include the hybodont shark Priohybodus, the crocodilian Sarcosuchus, an abelisaurid, a baryonichine spinosaurid and a large sauropod with spatulate teeth. The Cabao Formation may be Hauterivian to Barremian in age, although an earlier Berriasian to Valanginian age cannot be excluded. Its dinosaur assemblage is reminiscent of that of the El Rhaz and Tiouraren formations of Niger and… Expand
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