Locality B4, Djebel Tebaga Biohermal Complex, Kef en Nsoura, Djebel Tebaga (Permian of Tunisia)

Also known as Reef 200

Where: Madanin, Tunisia (33.4° N, 10.2° E: paleocoordinates 6.6° S, 18.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Biohermal Complex Formation, Capitanian (265.1 - 259.9 Ma)

• Presence of Yabeina in lower Djebel Tebaga Biohermal Complex suggests Capitanian age. 8 metres thick.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, calcareous shale

• Shale, marly with leptodid brachiopods and sponges.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. D. Newell, J.K. Rigby, A. Driggs, D.W. Boyd, and F.G. Stehli. 1976. Permian reef complex, Tunisia. Brigham Young University Geology Studies 23(1):75-112 [D. Bottjer/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41656: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 19.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Includes sponges and bivalves; other groups are undescribed.
Strophomenata
 Productida - Lyttoniidae
Lyttoniidae indet. Waagen 1883
Corrected from Leptodiidae indet.
Demospongea
 Hadromerida - Celyphiidae
Pisothalamia spiculata Senowbari-Daryan and Rigby 1988 demosponge
 Agelasida - Spicidae
Spica spica Termier and Termier 1977 demosponge
 Agelasida - Girtyocoeliidae
Sollasia ostiolata Steinmann 1882 demosponge
 Agelasida - Colospongiidae
Colospongia cortexifera Senowbari-Daryan and Rigby 1988 demosponge