Mt. Guresu, level 3 (Jurassic of Ethiopia)

Where: Ethiopia (9.5° N, 42.6° E: paleocoordinates 11.9° S, 26.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

• level 3: 2200-2280 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 93487: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 20.01.2010

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Loboidothyrididae
"Terebratula (Plectoidothyris) cf. bicanaliculata" = Bihenithyris bicanaliculata, "Terebratula aualites" = Loboidothyris aualites
"Terebratula (Plectoidothyris) cf. bicanaliculata" = Bihenithyris bicanaliculata Schlotheim 1820
"Terebratula aualites" = Loboidothyris aualites Stefanini 1925
 Rhynchonellida - Tetrarhynchiidae
Rhynchonella (Somalirhynchia) africana Weir 1925
and var. mesoloba and guresuensis
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Limidae
"Lima (Plagiostoma) cf. strigillata" = Limea strigillata
"Lima (Plagiostoma) cf. strigillata" = Limea strigillata Brocchi 1814 file clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Pholadomya aubryi Douville 1886 clam
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Ampullina aethiopica n. sp. Jaboli 1959 snail
Demospongea
 Axinellida - Milleporellidae
Promillepora pervinquieri Dehorne 1920 demosponge