Where: Libya (26.0° N, 10.5° E: paleocoordinates 48.0° S, 27.4° E)
• coordinate based on political unit
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Talagrouna Formation, Late/Upper Frasnian (379.5 - 376.1 Ma)
• Formation rests unconformably on Lower Silurian rocks. Dated as Late Frasnian on basis of tentaculites.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; siltstone and sandstone
Collection methods: Emphasis of monograph is brachiopods and bivalves. Other elements sometimes mentioned as well. I am combining elements that are said to belong to two distinct assemblages (there is also a "mixed" assemblage). It is not clear to what extent the assemblages are stratigraphically distinct.
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 35637: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 01.01.2004
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