1979-IV-A-20, Idri Fmn., Ash Shati area, N. flank of Murzuk Basin (Devonian of Libya)

Where: Libya (27.4° N, 13.2° E: paleocoordinates 50.6° S, 36.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Idri Formation, Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• Age range of formation is Givetian to early Frasnian (ref. 8780). However, the bulk is Givetian.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone and silty claystone

• BA 2
• Formation in general: "In the type area, the Fm. consists of fine-to-med.-gr sst. and of two layers with prevailing silty clayst (one of them at the bottom of unit). Towards the east, the silty-argillaceous layers wedge out and the sst become prevalently cross-bedded." This coll.: fine-gr. sst [ref. 9606].

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 36185: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 16.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Phacopida - Homalonotidae
Dipleura sp. Green 1832 trilobite
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Rhynchonellida - Leiorhynchidae
  - Tropidoleptidae