Where: Libya (27.5° N, 13.8° E: paleocoordinates 53.8° S, 43.2° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Bi'r al Qasr Formation, Eifelian (393.3 - 387.7 Ma)
• Age range of formation is Eifelian to Givetian (ref. 8780). However, the bulk is Eifelian, and the Givetian age applies only to the uppermost beds.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and claystone
•This collection: "quartzose sandstone"
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 36175: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 15.01.2004
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