Awaynat Wanin type sect., Mrar Fmn., sample TB911 (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: Marar Formation, Tournaisian (358.9 - 346.7 Ma)

• Formation said to be upper Tournaisian, although there seems to be some uncertainty here. Sample is from lower part of formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; silty shale and sandstone

• disarticulation; dense crowding of shells; weak sorting inferred; environment interpreted as shallow marine, quiet
• Formation as a whole: "shales and silty shales interbedded with sandstones"

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 35625: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 31.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Productida - Araksalosiidae
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Schuchertella sp. Girty 1904
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Lingulida - Pseudolingulidae