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  Bou dib

november 2013
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november 2013

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Location description

Near Bou dib, at the northeastern side of Jebel Issoumour, Emsian layers containing trilobites are exposed. Digging is mainly done in two distinct couches, locally known as the 'Psychopyge couche' and the 'Harpes couche'.

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Added by: priam on 25-01-2016

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Drive east from Alnif. At Timerzite, turn right in the direction of Fezzou. The layers are located where the road crosses the slope of Jebel Issoumour.

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Trilobites from the Tazoulait formation, a.o. Psychopyge, Burmeisterella, Barrandeops, Harpes, Leonaspis, ...

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A Stratigraphic Column from this location is available. You can use the column to find specific layers at the location.

Literature recommended by members

  • Gibb S & Chatterton B., 2010: Gerastos (Order Proetida; Class Trilobita) from the Lower to Middle Devonian of the southern Moroccan Anto-Atlas region. Palaeontographica Canadiana 30.
    Added by Frederik
  • McKellar R & Chatterton B, 2009: Early and Middle Devonian Phacopidae (Trilobita) of southern Morocco. Palaeontographica Canadiana 28.
    Added by Frederik
  • Van Viersen AP, Holland D, 2016: Morphological trends and new species of Cyphaspis (Trilobita, Otarioninae) in the Devonian of Morocco, Turkey, Germany and Belgium. GeologicaBelgica­ 19 (3-4)
    Added by Frederik

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