Ar Rahlah, Libya (Miocene to of Libya)

Where: Libya (29.7° N, 18.8° E: paleocoordinates 28.9° N, 17.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Ar Rahlah Member (Maradah Formation), Aquitanian to Aquitanian (23.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• Corals only

Primary reference: J. Hladil, J. Otava, and A. Galle. 1991. Oligocene carbonate buildups of the Sirt Basin, Libya. Salem, M.J., Hammuda, O.S., Eliagoubi, B.A. (eds.): The Geology of Libya, Volume 4 1401-1420 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34499: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
Including ssp. girundiensisprima
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora parvistella Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Stylophora thirsiformis Michelotti 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites neugeboreni Reuss 1871 stony coral
ssp. burdigalensis
Favites neglecta Michelotti 1868 stony coral
Including ssp. taurinensis
Favites neuvillei Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Nerthastraea sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Nerthastraea orbignyi Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Nerthastraea cf. orbignyi Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Stylocora sp. Reuss 1871 stony coral
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Tarbellastraea raulini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Tarbellastraea cf. conoidea Reuss 1871 stony coral
Tarbellastraea ellisiana Defrance 1826 stony coral
Tarbellastraea aquitaniensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Including ssp. termofurae
Tarbellastraea cf. eggenburgensis Kühn 1925 stony coral
Tarbellastraea eggenburgensis Kühn 1925 stony coral
ssp. andalousiensis
"Tarbellastraea siciliae" = Tarbellastraea tenera Reuss 1847 stony coral
Tarbellastraea mimbastensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Tarbellastraea abditaxis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Defrancia irregularis Defrance 1826 stony coral
Solenastrea ex gr. tizeroutinensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Favia kabyliensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Cladocora cf. michelottii Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
Palaeoplesiastraea inaequalis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea sp. Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
Heliastrea deformis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Heliastraea deformis
Heliastrea cf. autignacensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
"Athecastraea maradahensis" = Heliastrea (Athecastraea) stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
"Thegioastraea taurinensis" = Diploastrea taurinensis, "Thegioastraea variabilis" = Diploastrea variabilis
"Thegioastraea taurinensis" = Diploastrea taurinensis d'Achiardi 1868 stony coral
"Thegioastraea variabilis" = Diploastrea variabilis Sismonda 1871 stony coral