Also known as Messadit section (upper), Morocco
Where: Morocco (35.3° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 3.2° W)
• coordinate stated in text
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)
• Data a composite of sampled horizons with upper unit of sequence, unit 3 in text. Unit 2 is a "a prograding Porites reef complex, including Halimeda-rich slope deposits which extend far basinward". No formal lithostratigraphic names used in text. Dated tuffs within unit yielded an age of 6.54+/- 0.04 and 6.46 +/- 0.03 Ma.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: slope; diatomaceous, brown, argillaceous marl
Size class: microfossils
Collection methods: Collection methods not detailed in paper.
Primary reference: S. Roger, P.h. Munich, J.J. Cornee, J.P. Saint Martin, G. Feraud, S. Pestrea, G. Conesa and A. Ben Moussa. 2000. 40Ar/39Ar dating of the pre-evaporitic Messinian marine sequences of the Melilla Basin (Morocco); a proposal for some biosedimentary events as isochrons around the Alboran Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 179:101-113 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 35035: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.10.2003
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