Erbenochile bed (Devonian to of Morocco)

Where: Morocco (31.0° N, 5.0° W: paleocoordinates 51.5° S, 24.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: El Otfal Formation, Emsian to Emsian (407.6 - 387.7 Ma)

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified, gray wackestone

• bed was deposited on a continental shelf or ramp below fair weather wave base but perhaps near or above storm wave base, based on its biota, lithology, and texture, those of adjacent beds, and regional stratigraphy
• recrystallized light gray (fresh surface) wackestone, about 20 cm thick

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Chatterton, Gibb in 2004-2005

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: B. D. E. Chatterton and S. Gibb. 2010. Latest Early to Early Middle Devonian trilobites from he Erbenochile bed, Jbel Issoumour, southeastern Morocco. Journal of Paleontology 84(6):1188-1205 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188202: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 24.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Corynexochida - Styginidae
 Aulacopleurida - Aulacopleuridae
Cyphaspis sp. Burmeister 1843 trilobite
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Walliserops lindoei n. sp. Chatterton and Gibb 2010 trilobite
 Proetida - Proetidae
Gerastos tuberculatus trilobite
subspecies marocensis
 Lichida - Lichidae
Acanthopyge (Lobopyge) bassei n. sp. Chatterton and Gibb 2010 trilobite
Erbenochile issoumourensis n. sp. Chatterton and Gibb 2010 trilobite
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptaena sp. Dalman 1828
 Spiriferida -
 Rhynchonellida -
 Conodontophorida - Icriodontidae
Icriodus corniger conodont
subspecies corniger