Jebel Huwayyah, section 2, bed 6 (Cretaceous of Oman)

Where: Oman (24.3° N, 55.8° 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)

• Loftusia beds. 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 175474: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.12.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Nostoceratidae
Nostoceras (Nostoceras) sp. Hyatt 1894 ammonite
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Pseudogibbithyris arabica n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1995