Trilobites from the Red Fauna (latest Emsian, Devonian) of Hamar Laghdad, Morocco and their biodiversity

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Crônier C, Oudot M, Klug C, de Baets K
Journal: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie-Abhandlungen
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 290
Journal issue: 1-3
Pages range: 241 - 276
ISSN: 0077-7749
eISSN: 2363-717X


Abstract

Trilobites are widespread in Early Devonian deposits of north Gondwana; some of the most emblematic ones were collected from the famous latest Emsian (Early Devonian) mudmound locality Hamar Laghdad in south-eastern Morocco. This locality is famous for its trilobites, especially for the conspicuous red-coloured remains of phacopid trilobites with often greenish eyes. Here, we present a taxonomic revision of the previously described trilobites from the so-called Red Fauna of Hamar Laghdad. We introduce the new taxa Harpes hamarlaghdadensis n. sp. and Morocops davidbrutoni n. sp. Phacopids dominate the trilobite assemblage from the Red Cliff at Hamar Laghdad in terms of the number of specimens (represented by Morocops) as a whole. Additionally, we focus on the description of trilobite diversity of this interval compared to Algerian assemblages.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

de Baets, Kenneth Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt


External institutions
Universität Zürich (UZH)
Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté
University of Lille Nord de France / Université Lille Nord de France / Université Lille II


How to cite

APA:
Crônier, C., Oudot, M., Klug, C., & de Baets, K. (2018). Trilobites from the Red Fauna (latest Emsian, Devonian) of Hamar Laghdad, Morocco and their biodiversity. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie-Abhandlungen, 290(1-3), 241 - 276. https://dx.doi.org/10.1127/njgpa/2018/0781

MLA:
Crônier, Catherine, et al. "Trilobites from the Red Fauna (latest Emsian, Devonian) of Hamar Laghdad, Morocco and their biodiversity." Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie-Abhandlungen 290.1-3 (2018): 241 - 276.

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