Tirechoumine, ML 586 (Carboniferous to of Algeria)

Where: Algeria (26.2° N, 1.9° E: paleocoordinates 28.7° S, 1.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tirechoumine Formation, Asbian to Asbian (339.4 - 326.4 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified shale and lithified limestone

• shale with sandy shale, thin limestone interbeds

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Marie Legrand-Blain

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: M. Aretz. 2011. Corals from the Carboniferous of the central Sahara (Algeria): the collection "Marie Legrand-Blain". Geodiversitas 33(4):581-624 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135036: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 19.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Favositida - Micheliniidae
Michelinia sp. de Koninck 1841 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Zaphrentoididae
Saharaphrentis tirechouminoidense n. gen. n. sp. Aretz 2011 horn coral