Jebel Buhays, section 2 (Cretaceous of the United Arab Emirates)

Where: United Arab Emirates (25.0° N, 55.8° E: paleocoordinates 6.7° N, 46.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• No measured section could be made, but the beds are almost vertical here and the scree material is all derived from the lowest few metres of the sequence.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal limestone

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 175471: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.12.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ammonitida - Sphenodiscidae