Loc. 95, bed C' - Dubar Fm (Miocene of Somalia)

Where: Somalia (11.2° N, 49.0° E: paleocoordinates 10.5° N, 46.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dubar Formation (Guban Group), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Dubar Fm [enterers usage] of the Guban Series [group?], and presumably regionally overlies Early Miocene strata (equivalent to the Naag Fm) and is overlain by the Late Miocene conglomerate. AGE: Early Miocene, equivalent to Burdigalian and upper Gaj according to author on the basis of larger formaniferal and molluscan biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From bed C near base of section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow subtidal carbonate environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Calcare. LITHIFICATION: Lithified on the basis of figured specimens from adjacent beds.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: G. Facca, G. Merla, 1938-1939. REPOSITORY: Museo dell' Istituto Geologico dell' Universit√° di Firenze.

Primary reference: A. Azzaroli. 1958. L'Oligocene e il Miocene della Somalia. Stratigrafia, Tettonica, Paleontologia (Macroforaminferi, Coralli, Molluschi). Palaeontolographia Italica 52:1-142 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 79079: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.02.2008, edited by Uta Merkel and Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Not exhaustive, but limited to characteristic gastropoda, bivalvia, foraminifera, and anthozoa. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, but with antiquated nomenclature.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys pallium" = Gloripallium pallium
"Chlamys pallium" = Gloripallium pallium Linnaeus 1758 royal cloak scallop
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Venus papyracea" = Clementia (Clementia) papyracea
"Venus papyracea" = Clementia (Clementia) papyracea Gray 1825 venus clam
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraea sp. Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Alveopora somaliensis Azzaroli 1958 stony coral
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Dendracis bifaria Gregory 1930 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora conferta Reuss 1868 stony coral
Stylophora rugosa d'Archiac 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Favia cf. magnifica Reuss 1871 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea sp. Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral