Serdeles section, Mrar Formation, Samples RB308 & UB224 (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
• "[formation] consists of sandstones and greywackes" These samples are explicitly said to come from graywackes.

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 35636: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 01.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Productida - Productidae
 Productida -
"Chonetacea indet." = Chonetoidea
"Chonetacea indet." = Chonetoidea Bronn 1862
 Spiriferinida - Syringothyrididae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Rhipidomella michelini Hall and Clarke 1892