1880-III-B-2/5, Bir al Qasr Fmn., Ash Shati area, N. flank of Murzuk Basin (Devonian of Libya)

Where: Libya (27.6° N, 12.6° E: paleocoordinates 53.7° S, 41.3° 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; red sandstone and silty claystone

• Formation in general: "In the typical development, the Formation begins with med-gr. sst, continues w/ silty clayst. b eing interbedded w/ sst., and is finished with sst." This collection: red-violet sst.

Primary reference: V. Havlicek and P. Rohlich. 1987. Devonian and Carboniferous brachiopods from the northern flank of the Murzug Basin (Libya). Sbornik Geologickych Ved: Paleontologie 28:117-177 [A. Miller/J. Sessa/J. Sessa]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36180: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 16.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Athyridida - Athyrididae