L-Ord section, Safi region (Ordovician of Morocco)

Also known as L-Ord section, Safi region, Morocco

Where: Morocco (32.0° N, 9.0° W: paleocoordinates 78.2° S, 89.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Fezouata Formation, Arenig (478.6 - 466.0 Ma)

• Actually "Upper Fezouata equivalent": No formal formation name given, but noted that strata are equivalent in age to the Upper Fezouata Fm.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

• Quartzitic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Mergl. 1988. The Lower Ordovician (Tremadoc-Arenig) Leptembolon community in the Komarov area (SW part of Prague Basin, Bohemia). Folia Musei Rerum Naturalium Bohemiae Occidentalis: Geologica 24:1-34 [A. Miller/P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Novack-Gottshall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 20997: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 14.06.2002

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
Colpocoryphe sp. Novak and Perner 1918 trilobite
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Neseuretus sp. Hicks 1873 trilobite
Pradoella sp. Hammann 1977 trilobite
 Asaphida - Asaphidae
Hoekaspis sp. Kobayashi 1937 trilobite
Rhynchonellata
 Orthida - Heterorthidae