Bou Dib, section 73, sample 2768, Aratane Group, Hodh area (Devonian of Mauritania)

Where: Mauritania (18.4° N, 8.1° W: paleocoordinates 54.6° S, 3.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Aratane Group, Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• upper part of Aratane Group; ?varcus conodont zone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified shale

• shales with ferruginous sandy intercalations

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. R. Racheboeuf, R. Gourvennec, M. Deynoux and D. Brice. 2004. The Devonian of the Hodh area (Islamic Republic of Mauritania): paleontology and stratigraphy. Journal of Paleontology 78(1):98-110 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 62057: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 11.07.2006

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Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Productida - Anopliidae
 Productida - Chonetidae
 Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae
Rhynchonellata
  - Tropidoleptidae
 Orthida -
Orthida indet. Schuchert and Cooper 1932