Also known as Reef 1600
Where: Libya (29.8° N, 18.1° E: paleocoordinates 26.8° N, 15.3° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Umm ad Dahiy Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)
• Age given as Rupelian but many Chattian and lower Miocene corals are also present.
•Rupelian age confirmed by Imam and Galmed (2000).
Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks
Preservation: replaced with calcite
Collection methods: Only corals
Primary reference: J. Hladil, J. Otava, and A. Galle. 1991. Oligocene carbonate buildups of the Sirt Basin, Libya. Salem, M.J., Hammuda, O.S., Eliagoubi, B.A. (eds.): The Geology of Libya, Volume 4 1401-1420 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 10964: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 08.07.2001, edited by Uta Merkel
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