2279-I-A-11&12, Marar Fm., Ash Shati area, N. flank of Murzuk Basin (Carboniferous of Libya)

Where: Libya (27.5° N, 14.9° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° S, 12.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Marar Formation, Visean (346.7 - 330.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone and shelly/skeletal limestone

• 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: "coquinoid limestone"

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 36842: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 17.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Proetida - Proetidae
Linguaphillipsia sp. Stubblefield 1948 trilobite
Strophomenata
 Productida - Productidae
 Productida - Chonetidae
Chonetidae indet. Bronn 1862
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Elythidae