Where: Western Sahara (26.7° N, 11.3° W: paleocoordinates 47.6° S, 7.2° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Spanish Sahara Formation, Middle Devonian (393.3 - 382.7 Ma)
• From the same limestone as Phacops rana africanus but at a point where it is less silty.
Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified limestone
Size class: macrofossils
Reposited in the AMNH, USNM
• USNM locality is 4 miles south of the junction of Oued Ratmia and Oued Ain Terguet, about 1 mile west of Oued Ratmia, south-west Tindouf Basin. Material from the shales of Wernoceras Limestone.
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 38110: authorized by Franz Fursich, entered by Franz Fursich on 12.04.2004
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