YF A-40 [Mishash Fm] (Cretaceous of Israel)

Where: Israel (30.2° N, 35.0° E: paleocoordinates 13.1° N, 30.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mishash Formation, Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Mishash Formation. Correlated with Duwi Fm (Egypt) and Amman and Ruseifa Fms (Jordan). AGE: Upper Campanian. Justification not provided in text for age. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, phosphatic limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow carbonate marginal marine environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Phosphatic carbonate. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, based on facies description and sampling methodology.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collected by Edelman-Furstenberg

Collection methods: bulk,

• COLLECTOR: Y. Edelman-Furstenberg, probably during early 2000's. REPOSITORY: Not stated, but probably the Geological Survey of Israel.

Primary reference: Y. Edelman-Furstenberg. 2008. Macrobenthic community structure in a high-productivity region: Upper Campanian Mishash Formation (Israel). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 261:58-77 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80984: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.05.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for bivalvia and gastropoda. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, but with fairly modern nomenclature, and identifications to species resolution where preservation permits.
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Caestocorbula sp. Vincent 1910 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Meretrix" sp. Lamarck 1799 venus clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula tenera nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Mesosaccella larteti pointed nut clam
Mesosaccella perdita Conrad 1852 pointed nut clam
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Seguenzioidea - Eucyclidae
Eucyclomphalus sp. von Ammon 1892 snail