Farak Formation

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Farak Formation
Stratigraphic range: Early Cretaceous
Type Geological formation
Region Africa

The Farak Formation is a geological formation in Niger, central Africa.

Its strata date back to the Early Cretaceous. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

  • Bahariasaurus ingens[1]
  • Jobaria tiguidensis[1]
  • Lithostrotia indet (=Aegyptosaurus baharijensis)[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Cretaceous, Africa)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 571-573. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.

Preceded by Proterozoic Eon Phanerozoic Eon
Paleozoic Era Mesozoic Era Cenozoic Era
Cambrian Ordovician Silurian Devonian Carboniferous Permian Triassic Jurassic Cretaceous Paleogene Neogene 4ry