Tamri 2, Cap Ghir (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Where: Agadir, Morocco (30.7° N, 9.8° W: paleocoordinates 25.7° N, 4.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Valanginian (139.8 - 132.9 Ma)

• fossils range from the Tirnovella pertransiens zone to the Karakaschiceras biassalense subzone, section condensed

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; concretionary, argillaceous, sandy limestone and sandy marl

• "...two units are readily distinguished in the field. the lower unit, the proper 'Calcaires marneux d'Agroud Oudar' of Duffad et al (1966) is composed of wavy to nodular limestones densely interbedded with sandy marl. the upper unit is a heterogeneous succession of sandy marls containing scattered beds of limestone and quartz sandstone with its lower part and laterally persistent beds of strong bioturbated heterolithic sandstone further up-section."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: in collections National Museum of Natural History at Leiden, The Netherlands

Primary reference: M. G. E. Wippich. 2003. Valanginian (Early Cretaceous ) ammonite faunas from the western High Atlas, Morocco, and the recognition of western Mediterranean 'standard' zones. 24:357-374 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37970: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 29.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "The sections are generally fossiliferous with abundant brachiopods, bivalves, ammonites and other invertebrates."
 Ammonitida - Olcostephanidae
 Ammonitida - Neocomitidae
Karakaschiceras biassalense Karakaschi 1889 ammonite
Busnardoites sp. Nikolov 1966 ammonite
sp. nov.
Neohoploceras sp. Spath 1939 ammonite