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  Atchana
  Morocco

Added:
november 2013
Last Modified:
november 2013

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Location description

At Atchana, layers of the Lower Devonian (Pragian) are excavated in search of trilobites. The quarrying results in mile-long extended gullies, and are focussed mainly on two 'couches', the Dicranurus-couche and the Kolihapeltis couche. The location can only be reached using an ATV.


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Trenches for collecting trilobites at Atchana.
Added by: webmaster on 04-04-2012

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Directions

Atchana is located west of Jebel Ofaten.

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Finds

Mainly trilobites from the Ihandar formation, e.g. Dicranurus, Paralejurus, Reedops, Belenopyge, Crotalocephalina, Kolihapeltis, ... associated fauna is very limited, but corals and brachiopods can be found, a.o.

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Literature recommended by members

  • Corbacho J, Kier C, 2013: Divesidad y distribución de Acanthopyge(Belenopyge), (Lichidae) en Marruecos; Devónico inferior y medio. BATALLERIA 18: 3-14
    Added by Frederik
  • McKellar R & Chatterton B, 2009: Early and Middle Devonian Phacopidae (Trilobita) of southern morocco. Paleontographica Canadiana 28.
    Added by Frederik
  • Schraut G & Feist R., 2004: The Devonian Styginid trilobite Paralejurus, with new data from Spain and Morocco. J. Paleont., 78(4): 709–722
    Added by Frederik

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