Malca Balcad Gebiss (Jurassic to of Ethiopia)

Where: Ethiopia (9.7° N, 42.1° E: paleocoordinates 11.9° S, 26.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Oxfordian to Late/Upper Oxfordian (161.2 - 150.8 Ma)

• "Oolite medio"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified limestone

• marly-sandy 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 93503: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 20.01.2010

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae
Zeilleria hararina n. sp. Jaboli 1959
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Camptonectes lens Sowerby 1818 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
"Lima (Plagiostoma) bianchii" = Plagiostoma harronis
"Lima (Plagiostoma) bianchii" = Plagiostoma harronis Dacque 1905 file clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Exogyra nana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana
"Exogyra nana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana Sowerby 1822 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Mytilus (Arcomytilus) laitmairensis" = Arcomytilus laitmairensis, "Mytilus (Modiolus) imbricatus" = Modiolus (Modiolus) imbricatus
"Mytilus (Arcomytilus) laitmairensis" = Arcomytilus laitmairensis de Loriol 1883 mussel
"Mytilus (Modiolus) imbricatus" = Modiolus (Modiolus) imbricatus Sowerby 1818 mussel
 Carditida - Astartidae
"Astarte scytalis" = Seebachia (Eoseebachia) sowerbyana Holdhaus 1913 clam
Astarte sp. Sowerby 1816 clam
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
Thracia incerta Thurmann 1836 clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Pholadomya stefaninii Jaboli 1959 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula cuneiformis" = Nucula (Palaeonucula) cuneiformis
"Nucula cuneiformis" = Nucula (Palaeonucula) cuneiformis Sowerby 1840 nut clam