Aguerd-Tadakoust-Tamezrar (Cambrian of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (29.3° N, 8.7° W: paleocoordinates 65.5° S, 114.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Aguerd Member (Issafen Formation), Botomian (516.0 - 512.9 Ma)

• middle member of the Issafen Formation; Upper Botomian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks

• patches, bioherms, parabiostromes, and kalyptrae

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. J. Alvaro and F. Debrenne. 2010. The Great Atlasian Reef Complex: An Early Cambrian subtropical fringing belt that bordered West Gondwana. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 294:120-132 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 99163: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 01.11.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Chabakoviacea
Renalcis sp. Vologdin 1932
  - Ludloviaceae
Epiphyton sp. Bornemann 1886
 Archaeocyathida - Anthomorphidae
Anthomorpha florae archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Ethmocyathidae
Inessocyathus densus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Densocyathidae
"Halysicyathus multifurcus" = Leptosocyathus
"Halysicyathus multifurcus" = Leptosocyathus archaeocyath sponge
 Ajacicyathida - Asterocyathidae
Erismacoscinus calathus archaeocyath sponge
Erismacoscinus clathratus archaeocyath sponge