Bir Lagama, Gabal Maghara, Sinai (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.8° N, 33.4° E: paleocoordinates 7.4° N, 28.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• Upper Barremian (interval between the Gerhardtia sartousiana Zone and the Imerites giraudi Zone sensu Reboulet et al., 2009).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Bartoux

• Repository: FSL – Ecole des Mines now housed at Université Claude Bernard, Lyon; MNHNP – Collections de la Sorbonne, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, now housed at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Material originally described by Douvillé (1916).

Primary reference: L. G. Bulot, J. L. Latil, J. Vermeulen and M. F. Aly. 2011. Mogharaeceras priscum (Douvillé, 1916) a peculiar Barremian ammonite (Desmoceratoidea, Barremitinae) from Northern Sinai (Egypt). Geologica Carpathica 62:575-578 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 161857: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Ammonitida - Desmoceratidae
"Knemiceras priscum n. sp." = Mogharaeceras priscum
"Knemiceras priscum n. sp." = Mogharaeceras priscum Douvillé 1916 ammonite