Ain Hammouch 178, Cap Ghir (Cretaceous of Morocco)

Where: Agadir, Morocco (30.6° N, 9.7° W: paleocoordinates 25.6° N, 4.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Valanginian (139.8 - 132.9 Ma)

• fossils come from Busnardoites campylotoxus subzone

• 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 at the 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 38243: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 19.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

• "The sections are generally fossiliferous with abundant brachiopods, bivalves, ammonites and other invertebrates."
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Neocomitidae
Busnardoites sp. Nikolov 1966 ammonite
n. sp.