Tindouf Basin of Spanish (Western) Sahara (Devonian of Western Sahara)

Where: Western Sahara (25.7° N, 11.8° W: paleocoordinates 48.3° S, 5.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Spanish Sahara Formation, Middle Devonian (393.3 - 382.7 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified limestone

• Wernoceras Limestone varies from a blue-grey limestone to a calcareous marl

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: C.h. J. Burton and N. Eldredge. 1974. Two new subspecies of Phacops rana (Trilobita) from the middle Devonian of north-west Africa. Palaeontology 17(2):349-363 [F. Fursich/F. Fursich/F. Fursich]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38107: authorized by Franz Fursich, entered by Franz Fursich on 12.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Phacopida - Phacopidae
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana
"Phacops rana" = Eldredgeops rana Green 1832 trilobite
Phacops rana africanus