Garoowe [Karkar Formation] (Eocene of Somalia)

Where: Somalia (8.4° N, 48.5° E: paleocoordinates 4.0° N, 42.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Karkar Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Unknown lithostratigraphic relationships. AGE: Middle to Late Eocene on the basis of macrofossil biostratigraphy, but presumably from the Late Eocene part of the formation. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Presumably a checklist for the entire formation.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; limestone and marl

• ENVIRONMENT: Nearshore or just offshore environment, tropical conditions. Open shallow subtidal carbonate setting is inferred.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Limestone is predominant, but also marls and shales rich in fossils. LITHIFICATION: Unknown.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTORS: Based on survey of literature. REPOSITORY: Not stated in text.

Primary reference: G. Piccoli and E. Savazzi. 1983. Five shallow benthic mollusc faunas from the Upper Eocene (Baron, Priabona, Garoowe, Nanggulan, Takashima). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 22(1-2):31-47 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 78566: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 08.02.2008

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, but with relatively modern nomenclature and taxonomic assignments to species resolution.
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Malleidae
Vulsella legumen d'Archiac and Haime 1854 oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Cardiida - Chamidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina "sp. 1" Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus brevis" = Conus (Lithoconus) brevis
"Conus brevis" = Conus (Lithoconus) brevis Sowerby 1840 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Tibia goniophora true conch
Tibia morgani true conch
Terebellum ? obtusum Sowerby 1840 true conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Vicetia gigantea" = Gisortia gigantea
"Vicetia gigantea" = Gisortia gigantea Munster 1828 cowry
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
"Xenophora cumulans" = Xenophora cummulans
"Xenophora cumulans" = Xenophora cummulans Brongniart 1823 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Cassis aegyptiaca" = Galeodea aegyptiaca, Cassis nilotica
"Cassis aegyptiaca" = Galeodea aegyptiaca Oppenheim 1906 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
 Neritoidea - Neritidae