2180-II-B-8, Marar Fm., Ash Shati area, N. flank of Murzuk Basin (Carboniferous of Libya)

Where: Libya (27.5° N, 14.5° E: paleocoordinates 37.1° S, 17.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Marar Formation, Tournaisian (358.9 - 346.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; green claystone and siltstone

• Mergl and Massa interpret as nearshore marine, BA2-3.
• Formation as a whole: "thick sequence of claystones alternating with siltstones and standstones, in the upper part with limestone and dolomite layers...140-150 m [thick]". This collection: green claystone

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 36839: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 17.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Productida - Anopliidae
Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae