Dar Kaoua (Devonian of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (31.3° N, 4.1° W: paleocoordinates 44.8° S, 17.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Klapperina disparilis conodont zone, Late/Upper Givetian (388.1 - 383.7 Ma)

• Lower Marker Bed, Synpharciceras clavilobum ammonoid Zone (MD III-C)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified lime mudstone

• The poor benthos points to a strongly oligotrophic, subphotic outer shelf setting of the central Tafilalt Platform, with an estimated water depths between 100 and 150 m.
• solid, rather pure, grey micrites

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Primary reference: J. Bockwinkel, R. T. Becker, and V. Ebbighausen. 2009. Upper Givetian ammonoids from Dar Kaoua (Tafilalt, SE Anti-Atlas, Morocco). Berliner Paläobiologische Abhandlungen 10:61-128 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135660: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 31.10.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

• Rare phacopid trilobites, few small brachiopods, a single breviconic nautiloid, styliolinids, ostracods, few agglutinating foraminiferes, and conodonts reported to be present, but not listed.
Cephalopoda
 Goniatitida - Tornoceratidae
Epitornoceras mithracoides Frech 1902 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Petteroceratidae
Clariondites tegoideus n. gen. n. sp.
Clariondites tegoideus n. gen. n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Pharciceratidae
Lunupharciceras serpentinum n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
? Lunupharciceras nejjakhense n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
Pharciceras kayseri Wedekind 1918 ammonite
Pharciceras darkaouense n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
Pharciceras fornix Bockwinkel et al. 2013 ammonite
Pharciceras evolvens n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
Pharciceras tridens Sandberger and Sandberger 1850 ammonite
Pharciceras lateseptatum Frech 1902 ammonite
Pharciceras aff. lateseptatum Frech 1902 ammonite
Extropharciceras "n. sp. 1" Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
Extropharciceras librum n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
Extropharciceras conex n. gen. n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
Synpharciceras spirale n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
Synpharciceras clavilobum Sandberger and Sandberger 1850 ammonite
Stenopharciceras protectum n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
 Agoniatitida - Taouzitidae
Keuppites singulus n. gen. n. sp. Bockwinkel et al. 2009 ammonite
Darkaoceras meridionale n. gen. Petter 1959 ammonite