Awaynat Wanin type sect., Mrar Fmn., samples SM413 & SM415 (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. Samples from middle of formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; silty shale and sandstone

• thought to be close to Lingula community (BA1), but seaward, on basis of taxonomic composition
• 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 35626: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 31.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Cardiidia - Sanguinolitidae
"Sphenotus sp." = Sanguinolites
"Sphenotus sp." = Sanguinolites M'Coy 1844 clam
Strophomenata
 Productida - Anopliidae
Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida -
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Pseudolingulidae