CH-11 (=F5), Tazemmourt Section (Cambrian of Morocco)

Where: Ant-Atlas, Morocco (30.4° N, 8.8° W: paleocoordinates 63.5° S, 113.0° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Daguinaspis trilobite zone, Amouslek Formation, Atdabanian (521.0 - 516.0 Ma)

• Was Tommotian-Atdabanian; Daguinaspis is latest Issendalenian = middle Atdabanian (PJW).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified mudstone and unlithified conglomerate

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: cast

Collection methods: bulk,

• The Brevipelta chouberti valves are all similar in size showing comparable ages. No immature shells or trilobite remains present.

Primary reference: G. Geyer, E. Landing, and W. Heldmaier. 1995. Faunas and depositional environments of the Cambrian of the Moroccan Atlas regions. Beringeria, Special Issue 2:47-119 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 6275: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 24.02.2000

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Obolellata
 Obolellida - Obolellidae
Brevipelta chouberti n. gen. n. sp.1
Brevipelta chouberti n. gen. n. sp.1 Geyer 1994
F5, CH 11
Trilobita
 Redlichiida - Fallotaspididae
Daguinaspis subabadiei n. sp.2 trilobite
F5, CH 11
Daguinaspis ambroggii Hupé and Abadie 1950 trilobite
F5, CH 11
 Redlichiida - Saukiandidae
 Redlichiida - Despujolsiidae
Marsaisia robauxi trilobite
F5, CH 11