The marine vertebrate faunas from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Syria

  title={The marine vertebrate faunas from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Syria},
  author={Nathalie Bardet and Henri Cappetta and Xabier Pereda Suberbiola and Mikhail Mouty and A. Khaled Al Maleh and A. H. M. Ahmad and O. Khrata and N. Gannoum},
  journal={Geological Magazine},
  pages={269 - 290}
Marine vertebrate faunas from the latest Cretaceous phosphates of the Palmyrides Chain of Syria are described for the first time. Recent fieldwork in the phosphatic deposits of the Palmyra area (mines of Charquieh and Khneifiss, outcrops of Bardeh, Soukkari and Soukhneh) have yielded a rich and diversified assemblage of marine vertebrates, including more than 50 species of chondrichthyes, osteichthyes, squamates, chelonians, plesiosaurians and crocodilians. Selachians are the most abundant and… 

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