Jabel El Mrakib, Morocco (Devonian of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (30.0° N, 8.0° W: paleocoordinates 37.8° S, 4.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Early/Lower Famennian (376.1 - 370.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; black limestone and shale

• alternating black limestone beds and dark shales

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Primary reference: B. Meyer-Berthaud, S. E. Scheckler, and J. Bousquet. 2000. The development of Archaeopteris: New evolutionary characters from the structural analysis of an Early Famennian trunk form southeast Morocco. American Journal of Botany 87(4):456-468 [W. Stein/D. Horvath/D. Horvath]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 23518: authorized by Bill Stein, entered by Dylan Horvath on 16.07.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Archaeopteridales - Archaeopteridaceae
Archaeopteris erianum
Archaeopteris/Callixylon 5 m long trunk