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Compact slab (Tabligbo Group), Koviepe - Johnson et al. (2000) (Paleocene of Togo)

Also known as M197

Where: Tsevie, Togo (6.3° N, 1.1° E: paleocoordinates 1.1° S, 5.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Compact slab Member (Tabligbo Limestone Formation), Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 55.8 Ma)

• Overlies 4 m thick Tabligbo Sands (Maastrichtian). The Tabligbo Limestone is composed of three members; the basal Togocyamus Limestone member (4 m thick) with ostracods with affinities to the Nigerian "Ewekoro Formation" and biozone P3; the middle Compact Slab member (2 m thick); and the upper Glauconitic biomicrite (0.5 m) with microfaunas of the biozne P4 but lower Eocene nautiloids, but is regarded as latest Paleocene. All within the Tabligbo Group (Maastrichtian-lower Eocene), which overlies the Dahomeyan basement, and underlies the lower-middle Eocene Phosphate of the ahotoe-Kpogame Group.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, peloidal, shelly/skeletal limestone

• Fauna is indicative of a shallow neritic environment.
• The "compact slab" contains an accumulation of oysters at its base and continues with a biopelmicrosparite containing many micritised bioclasts and peloids.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: No respositories mentioned.

Primary reference: A. K. Johnson, P. Rat, and J. Lang. 2000. Le bassin sedimentaire a phosphates du Togo (Maastrichtien-Eocene): stratigraphie, environments et evolution. Journal of African Earth Sciences 30(1):183-200 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 42681: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 04.08.2004

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