Jebel Huwayyah, section 1, bed 10 (Cretaceous of Oman)

Where: Oman (24.3° N, 55.9° E: paleocoordinates 6.0° N, 46.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Qahlah Formation, Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Lower Loftusia beds (also includes specimens given as "bed 10 or 11"). Age could be as old as late Campanian or as young as early Upper Maastrichtian based on ammonite biostratigraphy. Lower Maastrichtian (to early Upper Maastrichtian).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, bioturbated, shelly/skeletal, silty limestone

• "Extremely shallow-water, back bar or lagoonal deposits formed in a protected environment below wave base"

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: W. J. Kennedy. 1995. Maastrichtian ammonites from the United Arab Emirates-Oman border region. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology Series 51:241-250 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 175465: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.12.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Ammonitida - Diplomoceratidae
Lewyites ambindense Collignon 1971 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Nostoceratidae
Nostoceras (Nostoceras) major Kennedy and Cobban 1993 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Pachydiscidae
"Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) dossantoi" = Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) dossantosi
"Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) dossantoi" = Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) dossantosi Maury 1930 ammonite