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Bou Dib, section 73, sample 2764, Aratane Group, Hodh area (Devonian of Mauritania)

Where: Mauritania (18.4° N, 8.1° W: paleocoordinates 54.6° S, 3.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Aratane Group, Givetian (388.1 - 383.7 Ma)

• uppermost part of Aratane Group; ?varcus conodont zone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified sandstone

• medium to coarse-grained argillaceous sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. R. Racheboeuf, R. Gourvennec, M. Deynoux and D. Brice. 2004. The Devonian of the Hodh area (Islamic Republic of Mauritania): paleontology and stratigraphy. Journal of Paleontology 78(1):98-110 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 62060: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 11.07.2006

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