Wadi Milk Formation

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Wadi Milk Formation
Stratigraphic range: Campanian-Maastrichtian
Type Geological formation
Unit of Ash Shamaliyah
Sub-units Wadi Abu Hashim Member
Lithology
Primary Sandstone
Other Siltstone
Location
Coordinates 20°00′N 30°00′E / 20.0°N 30.0°E / 20.0; 30.0Coordinates: 20°00′N 30°00′E / 20.0°N 30.0°E / 20.0; 30.0
Approximate paleocoordinates 4°24′N 24°42′E / 4.4°N 24.7°E / 4.4; 24.7
Country  Sudan
Extent Wadi Al-Malik-Bayuda Desert
Type section
Named for Wadi Al-Malik

The Wadi Milk Formation is a geological formation in Sudan whose strata date back to the Late Cretaceous. Originally, the formation was thought to be Albian to Cenomanian, later research has provided dating to the Campanian to Maastrichtian.[1] Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[2] It stretches from the lower Wadi Al-Malik across the Wadi Muqaddam into the Bayuda Desert.[3]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

Ornithischians[edit]

Ornithischians of the Wadi Milk Formation
Taxa Presence Notes Images

Genus:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[2]
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]

Genus:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[2]
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]

Genus:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[2]
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]

Genus:

  1. cf. Ouranosaurus sp.[2]
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]

Saurischians[edit]

Sauropods of the Wadi Milk Formation
Taxa Presence Notes Images

Family:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[2]
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]
Example of some Dicraeosaurids.

Genus:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[2]
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]
  1. "(= Titanosauridae indet.)"[2]
Theropods of the Wadi Milk Formation
Taxa Presence Notes Images

Genus:

  1. Bahariasaurus sp.[2]
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]

Family:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[2]
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]

Genus:

  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]

Genus:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[2]
Dromaeosaurid parade by durbed.jpg
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]

Genus:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[2]
  1. Geographically present in Northern Province, Sudan.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wadi Abu Hashim at Fossilworks.org
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Late Cretaceous, Africa)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 604-605. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  3. ^ Oliver W.M.Rauhut, A Dinosaur Fauna from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Northern Sudan. In: Palaeontologie africaine,35,61-84(1999)