Oum ed Diab Member

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Oum ed Diab Member
Stratigraphic range: Late Aptian-Early Albian
Unit ofAïn el Guettar Formation
UnderliesZebbag Formation
OverliesChenini Member
Coordinates32°36′N 10°06′E / 32.6°N 10.1°E / 32.6; 10.1Coordinates: 32°36′N 10°06′E / 32.6°N 10.1°E / 32.6; 10.1
Approximate paleocoordinates15°12′N 9°24′E / 15.2°N 9.4°E / 15.2; 9.4
Country Tunisia
Oum ed Diab Member is located in Tunisia
Oum ed Diab Member
Oum ed Diab Member (Tunisia)

The Oum ed Diab Member is a Late Aptian to Early Albian geologic member, part of the Aïn el Guettar Formation of Tunisia. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1]

Vertebrate fauna[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Weishampel, et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution." Pp. 517-607.
  2. ^ F. Fanti, A. Cau, M. Hassine and M. Contessi. 2013. A new sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Tunisia with extreme avian-like pneumatization. Nature Communications 4(2080):1-7
  3. ^ G. Cuny, A. M. Cobbett, F. J. Meunier and M. J. Benton. 2010. Vertebrate microremains from the Early Cretaceous of southern Tunisia. Geobios 43:615-628


  • Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. 861 pp. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.

Further reading[edit]

  • F. Fanti, A. Cau, L. Panzarin and L. Cantelli. 2016. Evidence of iguanodontian dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Tunisia. Cretaceous Research 60:267-274
  • J. Le Loeuff, É. Buffetaut, G. Cuny, Y. Laurent, M. Ouaja, C. Souillat, D. Srarfi and H. Tong. 2000. Mesozoic continental vertebrates of Tunisia. 5th European Workshop on Vertebrate Palaeontology, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Geowissenschaften Abteilung. Program. Abstracts. Excursion Guides 45