Aferdou el Mrakib reef (Devonian of Morocco)

Also known as Reef 1567

Where: Morocco (30.8° N, 4.9° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° S, 15.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; reef rocks

• Banks yield a relatively diverse fauna of reef builders and reef inhabitants. Tabulate corals are dominated by platy and encrusting coenitids and alveolitids.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. Majchrzyk, M. Jakubowicz, B. Berkowski, P. Bongaerts, and M.-K. Zapalski. 2022. In the shadow of a giant reef: Palaeoecology of mesophotic coral communities from the Givetian of Anti-Atlas (Morocco). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 602(111177) [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 227026: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 23.08.2022

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Taxonomic list

 Stromatoporellida - Stromatoporellidae
Stromatoporella sp. Nicholson 1886 stromatoporoid sponge
 Cystiphyllida - Cystiphyllidae
Cystiphyllidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 horn coral
Lythophyllum sp. Wedekind 1925 horn coral
Zonophyllum sp. Wedekind 1924 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Thamnophyllum sp. Penecke 1894 horn coral
Macgeea sp. Webster 1889 horn coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentidae
Heliophyllum sp. Hall 1846 horn coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
Mastopora sp. Sokolov 1952 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Heliolitidae
? Heliolites cf. porosus Goldfuss 1826 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites sp. Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Alveolitidae
Alveolitidae indet. Duncan 1872 tabulate coral
Alveolites sp. Lamarck 1801 tabulate coral
 Favositida - Coenitidae
Coenitidae indet. Sardeson 1896 tabulate coral
Platyaxum sp. Davis 1887 tabulate coral
Coenites sp. Eichwald 1829 tabulate coral
 Sagenocrinida - Calycocrinidae
 Goniatitida -
Goniatitida indet. Hyatt 1884 ammonite
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
 Dasycladales - Dasycladaceae
Dasycladaceae indet. Kutzing 1843
 Life -