Beni Meraz, Atlas Mountains (Jurassic of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (34.1° N, 5.5° W: paleocoordinates 29.1° N, 3.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Toarcian (182.7 - 174.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; dolomitic reef rocks

• les depots recifaux ou subrecifaux debutent des le Lias inferieur; ils sont amorces par des constructions de buttes de boue carbonatee, souvent dolomitisee et construites a partir d'organismes autres que les Madreporaires (Algues, Spongiaires). (interpreted as the reefs and subreef deposits begin in the lower Lias; they begin with the construction of carbonate mud mounds, which are often dolomitized and are composed in part of organisms other than coral (algae, sponges))

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Beauvais. 1986. Monographie des Madreporaires du Jurassique Inferieur du Maroc (Monograph on Lower Jurassic Corals of Morocco). Palaeontographica Abteilung A 194(1-3):1-68 [A. Miller/K. Layou/A. Girndt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 33617: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 04.08.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae
Cardiastraea cristata Beauvais 1978 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
"Isastraea sp." = Isastrea
"Isastraea sp." = Isastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral