Ouihlane, "Le Maitre horizon", E Anti-Atlas (Devonian of Morocco)

Also known as Reef 2740

Where: Morocco (31.2° N, 4.9° W: paleocoordinates 44.7° S, 16.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bou Dib Formation, Early/Lower Givetian (388.1 - 383.7 Ma)

• Early Givetian; timorensis conodont zone, "Le Maitre horizon"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• nodular (marly) limestones, 3.8 m thick

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: S. Schröder and M. Kazmierczak. 1999. The Middle Devonian "coral reef" of Ouihlane (Morocco) - New data on the geology and rugose coral fauna. Geologica et Palaeontologica 33:93-115 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 62894: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 01.08.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
"Mesophyllum (Cystiphylloides) fongi" = Cystiphylloides, "Mesophyllum (Cystiphylloides) secundum" = Cystiphylloides, "Mesophyllum (Cystiphylloides) macrocystis" = Cystiphylloides
"Mesophyllum (Cystiphylloides) fongi" = Cystiphylloides horn coral
"Mesophyllum (Cystiphylloides) secundum" = Cystiphylloides horn coral
subspecies pseudoseptatum, schlueteri and n. ssp.?
"Mesophyllum (Cystiphylloides) macrocystis" = Cystiphylloides horn coral
subspecies macrocystis
 Cystiphyllida - Goniophyllidae
Calceola sandalina Linnaeus 1771 horn coral
 Rugosa -
 Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae
 Stauriida - Stringophyllidae
Stringophyllum sp. Wedekind 1922 horn coral
 Stauriida - Amplexidae
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Chostophyllum sp. Pedder 1982 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Thamnophyllum sp. Penecke 1894 horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
Heliophyllum (Heliophyllum) halli Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
subspecies moghrabiense
 Stauriida - Eridophyllidae
Eridophyllum seriale Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 horn coral
 Stauriida - Cyathophyllidae