Destombes Loc. 0885. Jbel Mimount (W of Amjerane, Maïder) (Ordovician of Morocco)

Also known as Ktaoua Grp, Ktaoua Fm., Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Where: Zagora, Morocco (30.4° N, 5.3° W: paleocoordinates 84.0° S, 73.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Ancyrochitina merga other zone, Upper Ktaoua Formation (Ktaoua Group), Kralodvorian (449.5 - 445.6 Ma)

• Given as the upper part of the formation, which is in the Ancyrochitina merga chitinozoan zone.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, concretionary, calcareous shale

• Pale, fine-grained shale with pellitic, calcareous nodules

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Babin and J. Destombes. 1990. Les mollusques bivalves et rostroconches Ordoviciens de l’Anti-Atlas marocain: Intérêt paléogéographique de leur inventaire. Géologie Méditerranéenne 17:243-261 [A. Miller/P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Novack-Gottshall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 20962: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 13.06.2002, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

• Primarily mollusc taxonomy and biostrat., with others listed
Trilobita
 Corynexochida - Illaenidae
Illaenidae indet.2 Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite
 Phacopida - Dalmanitidae
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
"Brongniartella marocana" = Brongniartella platynota marocana1 Destombes 1972 trilobite
Brongniartella platynota marocana
Calymenella (Calymenella) sp.2 Bergeron 1890 trilobite
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
 Asaphida - Trinucleidae
Trinucleidae indet.2 Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite
Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Sowerbyellidae
Eochonetes canaliferus2 Havlicek 1971
Gastropoda
 Bellerophontida - Sinuitidae
Sinuites destombesi2 Horný 1997 snail