Bed U - Wadi Trudi [Buran Gp] (Eocene of Somalia)

Where: Somalia (9.6° N, 50.8° E: paleocoordinates 5.3° N, 44.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Buran Group, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Lithostratigraphy is somewhat unclear, but Late Eocene beds appear to correlate with, or be included within, the Buran Group. The Gheldei Formation [enterers usage] of the HafĂșn Series [group?] of Early Oligocene age presumably regionally overlies the Late Eocene strata. THICKNESS: Difficult to ascertain, but a bed of not great thickness. AGE: Late Eocene, according to author on the basis of larger formaniferal biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From near middle of section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow subtidal carbonate environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Calcari giallicci friabili a lucine. LITHIFICATION: Lithified on the basis of figured specimens from adjacent beds.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Azzaroli in 1956

• COLLECTOR: Presumably A. Azzaroli, 1956. REPOSITORY: Museo dell' Istituto Geologico dell' UniversitĂĄ di Firenze.

Primary reference: A. Azzaroli. 1958. L'Oligocene e il Miocene della Somalia. Stratigrafia, Tettonica, Paleontologia (Macroforaminferi, Coralli, Molluschi). Palaeontolographia Italica 52:1-142 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 78812: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 18.02.2008

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Not exhaustive, but limited to characteristic gastropoda, bivalvia, foraminifera, and anthozoa. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, but with antiquated nomenclature/
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus sp. Guettard 1770 clam