Awaynat Wanin type sect., Aouinet Ouenine I Fmn., sample SM187 (Devonian of Libya)

Where: Libya (28.1° N, 13.0° E: paleocoordinates 53.2° S, 41.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Aouinet Ouenine I Formation, Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)

• Formation said to be "Eifelian s. l.", and overlying A.O. II is "Givetian s.l. and basal Frasnian". Sample 187 is near top of formation (see section, Figure 4).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• "Large valves are strongly deformed, crushed and probably abraded. The high degree of fragmentation and extremely low taxonomic diversity indicate high energy, shallow subtidal environment of the BA 2."
• "Fossils occur in a quartzitic sandstone, being scattered on bedding planes." Large valves are strongly deformed, crushed and probably abraded

Collection methods: Focus of monograph is brachiopods and bivalves, but other elements are sometimes mentioned in passing.

Primary reference: M. Mergl and D. Massa. 1992. Devonian and Lower Carboniferous brachiopods and bivalves from western Libya. Biostratigraphie du Paleozoique 12:1-115 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35610: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 31.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae