Mt. Guresu, level 2 (Jurassic of Ethiopia)

Where: Ethiopia (9.5° N, 42.6° E: paleocoordinates 11.8° S, 27.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Callovian (166.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• level 2: 2125-2200 m, "Oolite inferiore"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• marly limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. Jaboli. 1959. Fossili Giurassici dell'Harar (Africa Orientale): Brachiopodi, Lamellibranchi e Gasteropodi [Jurassic fossils from Harar (Eastern Africa): brachiopods, lamellibranchs and gastropods]. Missione Geologica dell'Azienda Italiana Petroli (AGIP) nella Dancalia Meridionale e sugli Altipiani Hararini 4(1):3-100 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93482: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 19.01.2010

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
 Rhynchonellida - Tetrarhynchiidae
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys (Aequipecten) sp." = Aequipecten
"Chlamys (Aequipecten) sp." = Aequipecten Fischer 1886 scallop
 Ostreida - Eligmidae
Eligmus rollandi Douvillé 1907 oyster
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gryphaea costellata Douvillé 1916 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Lopha costata Sowerby 1825 oyster
 Ostreida - Palaeolophidae
"Arctostrea rastellaris" = Actinostreon gregareum
"Arctostrea rastellaris" = Actinostreon gregareum Sowerby 1816 oyster
 Mytilida - Crenellidae
"Mytilus (Musculus) somaliensis" = Musculus somaliensis
"Mytilus (Musculus) somaliensis" = Musculus somaliensis Cox 1935 mussel
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Mytilus (Modiolus) imbricatus" = Modiolus (Modiolus) imbricatus
"Mytilus (Modiolus) imbricatus" = Modiolus (Modiolus) imbricatus Sowerby 1818 mussel
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
Mactromya cf. aequalis Agassiz 1843 clam
Gastropoda
 Heterostropha - Cylindrobullinidae
"Cylindrites sp." = Rugalindrites
"Cylindrites sp." = Rugalindrites Gründel and Nützel 2012 snail
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Latomeandra mayeri Koby 1885 stony coral