Filon Douze Tafilalt bed KMO-I (Devonian of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (30.9° N, 4.1° W: paleocoordinates 59.8° S, 28.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pragian (410.8 - 407.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified, yellow, carbonaceous limestone and poorly lithified, green claystone

• massive, yellowish biodetrital succession of limestones with high content of pelmatozoan debris and fragments of trilobites and 13 m thick succession of platy greenish claystones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: recrystallized, original aragonite, replaced with calcite

Collected by Kröger in 2007; reposited in the MfN

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: B. Kröger. 2008. Nautiloids before and during the ammonoid origin in a Siluro–Devonian section of the Tafilalt (Morocco). Special Papers in Palaeontology 79:1-110 [B. Kröger/B. Kröger]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 91611: authorized by Björn Kröger, entered by Björn Kröger on 06.10.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Reedops sp. Richter and Richter 1925 trilobite
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
 Orthocerida - Lamellorthoceratidae
Arthrophyllum vermiculare Termier and Termier 1950
 Orthocerida - Geisonoceratidae
Temperoceras migrans Barrande 1868
 Actinocerida - Ormoceratidae
Ormoceras sp. Stokes 1840
 Pseudorthocerida - Spyroceratidae
Spyroceras patronus Barrande 1866
 Pseudorthocerida - Pseudorthoceratidae
 Oncocerida - Nothoceratidae
Tafilaltoceras adgoi Kröger 2008