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Zlíchovian faunas with early ammonoids from Morocco and their use for the correlation of the eastern Anti-Atlas and the western Dra Valley


De Baets, K; Klug, C; Plusquellec, Y (2010). Zlíchovian faunas with early ammonoids from Morocco and their use for the correlation of the eastern Anti-Atlas and the western Dra Valley. Bulletin of geosciences, 85(2):317-352.

Abstract

Two sections were sampled and measured at Mdâour-El-Kbîr (Dra Valley, western Anti-Atlas) and at eastern Ouidane Chebbi (Tafilalt, eastern Anti-Atlas). In situ elements of two partially limonitized and one carbonatic fauna were found in both sections. We report this fauna from the upper Merzâ-Akhsaď Formation and the lower Mdâour-el-Kbîr Formation at Mdâour-el-Kbîr for the first time. Based on these faunas, we recorded a correlation of the early Emsian (Zlíchovian) strata in the Tafilalt and the Dra Valley regions, which are about 350 km apart. Additionally, new ammonoid finds (Teicherticeras cf. senior, Lenzites gesinae, Weyeroceras angustus) are figured and described including the stratigraphic context. The diagnoses of Lenzites gesinae and Weyeroceras angustus are emended. Tabulate corals (Michelinia mdaourensis sp. nov., Petridictyum sp.) found in both the Tafilalt and Dra Valley are figured and described for the first time.

Two sections were sampled and measured at Mdâour-El-Kbîr (Dra Valley, western Anti-Atlas) and at eastern Ouidane Chebbi (Tafilalt, eastern Anti-Atlas). In situ elements of two partially limonitized and one carbonatic fauna were found in both sections. We report this fauna from the upper Merzâ-Akhsaď Formation and the lower Mdâour-el-Kbîr Formation at Mdâour-el-Kbîr for the first time. Based on these faunas, we recorded a correlation of the early Emsian (Zlíchovian) strata in the Tafilalt and the Dra Valley regions, which are about 350 km apart. Additionally, new ammonoid finds (Teicherticeras cf. senior, Lenzites gesinae, Weyeroceras angustus) are figured and described including the stratigraphic context. The diagnoses of Lenzites gesinae and Weyeroceras angustus are emended. Tabulate corals (Michelinia mdaourensis sp. nov., Petridictyum sp.) found in both the Tafilalt and Dra Valley are figured and described for the first time.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Paleontological Institute and Museum
Dewey Decimal Classification:560 Fossils & prehistoric life
Uncontrolled Keywords:early Emsian, Ammonoidea, Tabulata, Micheliniidae, biostratigraphy, Anti-Atlas, Morocco
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:01 Sep 2010 09:17
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:14
Publisher:Czech Geological Survey
ISSN:1214-1119
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3140/bull.geosci.1172
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-35683

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