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  Jebel Ofaten

december 2013
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december 2013

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Location description

The Jebel Ofaten is a questa at the western edge of the Mader basin. Various formations from the lower and middle devonian are accessible, and many layers are commercially excavated for trilobites

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Climbing the east sidde of Jebel Ofaten
Added by: Frederik on 17-04-2014

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Jebel Ofaten lies south of Fezzou and can only be reached using an ATV.

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Mainly trilobites.

There are 6 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
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Literature recommended by members

  • Feist R, Chatterton B, 2015: Kolihapeltine Trilobites, the spiniest scutelluids from the Eastern Anti-Atlas (Morocco, Early Devonian): evolution, environment and classification. Papers in Palaeontology. pp. 1–33.
    Added by Frederik
  • 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
  • Johnson R, Fortey R, 2012: Proetid trilobites from the lower Devonian (Pragian) Ihandar formation, Anti-Atlas, Morocco. Journal of Paleontology, 86(6): 1032-1050.
    Added by Frederik
  • McKellar R & Chatterton B, 2009: Early and Middle Devonian Phacopidae (Trilobita) of southern Morocco. Palaeontographica 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
  • 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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