Awaynat Wanin type sect.,Tahara Fmn., samples SM409 & RA642 (Carboniferous of Libya)

Where: Libya (28.1° N, 13.0° E: paleocoordinates 36.3° S, 15.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Tahara Formation, Tournaisian (358.9 - 346.7 Ma)

• Top of formation. Assemblage interpreted as Lower Tournaisian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and siltstone

• fragmentation leads to interpretation of high-energy environment
• Formation as a whole: "alternation of sandstones, siltstones, and shales".

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 35624: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 31.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
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"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
Bellerophontidae indet. M'Coy 1851 snail
Brachiopoda
  -
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
Strophomenata
 Productida - Productidae
 Productida - Anopliidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Spiriferinida - Syringothyrididae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae