Jirba Range (Jurassic to of Somalia)

Where: Somalia (10.2° N, 45.5° E: paleocoordinates 12.0° S, 30.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bihen Limestone Formation, Callovian to Callovian (166.1 - 157.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. R. Cox. 1935. Jurassic Gastropoda and Lamellibranchia. The Mesozoic Palaeontology of British Somaliland, Geology and Palaeontology of British Somaliland, II 148-197 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93013: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.12.2009

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Rhynchonellida - Tetrarhynchiidae
Burmirhynchia jirbaensis n. sp.1 Muir-Wood 1935
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Limidae
"Lima (Plagiostoma) harronis" = Plagiostoma harronis
"Lima (Plagiostoma) harronis" = Plagiostoma harronis Dacque 1905 file clam
 Ostreida - Eligmidae
Eligmus aualites Stefanini 1925 oyster
Eligmus rollandi Douvillé 1907 oyster
Eligmus weiri Cox 1935 oyster
 Mytilida - Crenellidae
"Mytilus (Musculus) somaliensis" = Musculus somaliensis
"Mytilus (Musculus) somaliensis" = Musculus somaliensis Cox 1935 mussel
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Pholadomya aubryi Douville 1886 clam
Demospongea
 Axinellida - Milleporellidae
"Milleporidium somaliense" = Steineria somaliensis2
"Milleporidium somaliense" = Steineria somaliensis2 Zuffardi-Comerci 1931 demosponge
Stromatoporoidea
 Actinostromatida - Actinostromatidae
Actinostroma praesalevensis2 Zuffardi-Comerci 1932
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina lortphillipsi2 Gregory 1896 stony coral