Marda Pass (Jurassic of Ethiopia)

Where: Ethiopia (9.3° N, 42.7° E: paleocoordinates 12.0° S, 27.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Callovian (166.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• "Oolite inferiore"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified 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 93490: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 20.01.2010

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
 Terebratulida - Postepithyrididae
"Terebratula ferrandii" = Kutchithyris ferrandii
"Terebratula ferrandii" = Kutchithyris ferrandii Stefanini 1932
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchonellidae
Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Crenellidae
"Mytilus (Musculus) somaliensis" = Musculus somaliensis
"Mytilus (Musculus) somaliensis" = Musculus somaliensis Cox 1935 mussel
Gastropoda
 Littorinoidea - Purpurinidae
 Heterobranchia - Nerineidae
Nerinea somaliensis Weir 1925 snail
Demospongea
 Axinellida - Milleporellidae
"Milleporidium somaliense" = Steineria somaliensis2
"Milleporidium somaliense" = Steineria somaliensis2 Zuffardi-Comerci 1931 demosponge
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Isastrea minima" = Latiastrea minima2
"Isastrea minima" = Latiastrea minima2 Koby 1885 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Kobyastraeidae
"Thamnasteria lomontiana" = Kobyastraea lomontiana2
"Thamnasteria lomontiana" = Kobyastraea lomontiana2 Etallon 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Amphiastrea piriformis1 Gregory 1900 stony coral