Serdeles section, Mrar Formation, Samples OD646 & OD695 (Carboniferous of Libya)

Where: Libya (25.8° N, 10.6° E: paleocoordinates 38.0° S, 12.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• Unit said to be Upper Tournaisian.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and argillaceous sandstone

• Interpreted as shallow subtidal BA 2-3
• "[formation] consists of sandstones and greywackes"

Collection methods: Emphasis of monograph is brachiopods and bivalves. Other elements sometimes mentioned as well.

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 35635: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 01.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Strophomenata
 Productida -
Productida indet. Sarycheva and Sokolskaya 1959
 Productida - Productidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Cleiothyridina sp. Buckman 1906
 Terebratulida - Gillediidae
 Spiriferinida - Syringothyrididae
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
 Rhynchonellida - Pugnacidae