Awaynat Wanin type sect., Aouinet Ouenine II Fmn., sample UB179 (Devonian of Libya)

Where: Libya (28.1° N, 13.0° E: paleocoordinates 49.9° S, 36.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Aouinet Ouenine II Formation, Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• Formation said to be "Givetian s.l. and basal Frasnian". Sample is from near base of formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and siltstone

• "Shells badly preserved, but several...with closed shells indicate low intensity of current activity"
• Formation as a whole: "shales, siltstones, and sandstones, with several layers enriched by ferruginous matrix. The sandstone levels...are richly fossiliferous" For this sample: "Fossils occur in thin ferruginous intercalations in a sequence of interbedded sandstones and siltstones"

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 35613: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 31.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
Chonetidae indet. Bronn 1862
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Atrypida - Atrypidae