Carbonate mud mound - Aferdou el Mrakib (Devonian of Morocco)

Also known as Reef 1567

Where: Morocco (30.8° N, 4.5° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° S, 15.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• Mader Basin

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; mudstone

• Aferdou el Mrakib

•Orientation: N-S

•Length: 1200m

•Width: 1000m

•Elevation: 250m (including 100m now eroded off the top)

•The mound facies is a thick-bedded to massive wackstone, floatstone or (locally) boundstone with varying amounts of skeletal debris. Frame builders occur only patchily in situ and are most common in the largest mound (Aferdou el Mrakib).

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. Wendt. 1993. Steep-sided carbonate mud mounds in the Middle Devonian of the eastern Anti-Atlas, Morocco. Geological Magazin 130(1):69-83 [W. Kiessling/F. Reichel/F. Reichel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 74491: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Falko Reichel on 07.08.2007, edited by Mihaela Krause

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Styliolinida - Styliolinidae
Styliolina ? sp. Karpinsky 1884
Cephalopoda indet. Cuvier 1797
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
 Pentamerida - Gypidulidae
 Auloporida - Pyrgiidae
Bainbridgia sp. Ball 1933 tabulate coral
Cladochonus sp. M'Coy 1847 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Aulocystidae
Aulocystis sp. Schlüter 1885 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Auloporidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 tabulate coral
Aulopora sp. Goldfuss 1829 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites sp. Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
Favosites cf. goldfussi Lecompte 1939 tabulate coral
Favosites cf. goldfussi eifeliensis
Crenulipora difformis Le Maître 1956 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Pachyporidae
Thamnoporella ? sp. Sokolov 1955 tabulate coral
Thamnopora sp. Steininger 1831 tabulate coral
Thamnopora germanica Birenheide 1985 tabulate coral
Thamnoptychia sp. Hall 1876 tabulate coral
Striatopora sp. Hall 1851 tabulate coral
Striatopora "sp. A 1" Hall 1851 tabulate coral
Striatopora cf. flexuosa Hall 1852 tabulate coral
Striatopora cf. obliqua LeMaître 1956 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Trachyporidae
Dualipora sp. Termier and Termier 1980 tabulate coral
Dualipora preciosa Termier and Termier 1980 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Alveolites cf. tenuissimus Lecompte 1933 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Coenitidae
Platyaxum sp. Davis 1887 tabulate coral
Coenites sp. Eichwald 1829 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Heliolitidae
Heliolites sp. Dana 1846 tabulate coral
Heliolites cf. barrandei Penecke 1887 tabulate coral
Heliolites porosus Goldfuss 1826 tabulate coral
 Rugosa -
Rugosa indet. horn coral
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
Cystiphylloides sp. Chapman 1893 horn coral
"Lythophyllum sp." = Cystiphylloides (Lythophyllum) Wedekind 1925 horn coral
Zonophyllum sp. Wedekind 1924 horn coral
 Cystiphyllida - Goniophyllidae
Calceola sandalina Linnaeus 1771 horn coral
 Stauriida - Hadrophyllidae
Microcyclus tortuosus Maitre 1952 horn coral
 Stauriida - Metriophyllidae
Metriophyllum sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 horn coral
 Stauriida - Laccophyllidae
Neaxon sp. Kullmann 1965 horn coral
Syringaxon sp. Lindström 1882 horn coral
 Stauriida - Endophyllidae
Endophyllum sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
Endophyllum bowerbanki MilneEdwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Hexagonaria ? sp. Gürich 1896 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Thamnophyllum sp. Penecke 1894 horn coral
Thamnophyllum aff. ossalense Joseph and Tsien 1975 horn coral
Phillipsastrea sp. d'Orbigny 1849 horn coral
Phillipsastrea kergarvanensis Coen-Aubert and Plusquellec 2007 horn coral
Phillipsastrea morzadeci CoenAubert and Plusquellec 2007 horn coral
Phillipsastrea sobolewi Rozkowska 1956 horn coral
Macgeea sp. Webster 1889 horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
Heliophyllum halli Edwards and Haime 1851 horn coral
Heliophyllum halli moghrabiense
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Chaetetidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 demosponge
 Stromatoporoidea -
 Actinostromatida - Actinostromatidae
Actinostroma expansum Hall and Whitfield 1873
 Stromatoporellida - Stromatoporellidae
Stromatoporella sp. Nicholson 1886
 Stromatoporellida - Trupetostromatidae
Hermatostroma sp. Nicholson 1886
Trupetostroma ? sp. Parks 1936
Trupetostroma sp. Parks 1936
 Ichnofossils -
Zoophycos sp. Massalongo 1855
Planolites sp. Nicholson 1873