InGen Database Description
The Chenini Formation is located in Tataouine region in southern Tunisia in North Africa. It is a member of the Ain el Guetter Group and dates back to the Albian era of the Early Cretaceous epoch, 110 million years ago. The formation is 50 meters deep.
It consists mostly of coarse sandstone, along with some mudstone and conglomerates. During the Early Cretaceous, the area would have been a wetland with marshes and pools. Bar and channel deposits reveal broad rivers that flowed from the mid-Sahara towards the southern shore of Tethys.
The formation contains rich finds of fish, turtle, crocodile, and dinosaur fossils. Fern fronds and other signs of vegetation are also present.
- The Chenini Formation previously appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.