Awaynat Wanin type sect., Aouinet Ouenine II Fmn., samples TB901, TB734 & OD921 (Devonian to of Libya)

Where: Libya (28.1° N, 13.0° E: paleocoordinates 47.0° S, 32.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Aouinet Ouenine II Formation, Givetian to Givetian (387.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• Formation said to be "Givetian s.l. and basal Frasnian". Samples in upper part of formation. Authors suggest late Givetian to early Frasnian age.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siltstone

• "Fragments of brachiopods uncommon...weak fragmentation...and prevalence of large, rather thin-shelled spiriferids over rhynchonellids reflects favorable environment in shallow subtidal zone (BA 3)...seafloor was apparently disturbed by very gentle current...because some shells of Spinocyrtia preserved in life position."
• Formation as a whole: "shales, siltstones, and sandstones, with several layers enriched by ferruginous matrix. The sandstone levels...are richly fossiliferous". These samples are from 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 35615: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 31.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Acastidae
Greenops sp. Delo 1935 trilobite
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Phacops sp. Emmrich 1839 trilobite
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Myalinidae
"Myalinella sp." = Myalina (Myalinella)
"Myalinella sp." = Myalina (Myalinella) Newell 1942 clam
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
encrusters
Strophomenata
 Productida -
Productida indet. Sarycheva and Sokolskaya 1959
 Productida - Chonetidae
Devonochonetes sp. Muir-Wood 1962
 Strophomenida - Strophodontidae
"Strophodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta)
"Strophodonta sp." = Strophomena (Strophodonta) Hall 1852
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Spinocyrtiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
Cupularostrum sp. Sartenaer 1961
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Anthozoa
 Rugosa -
Rugosa indet. horn coral