Mintaq Salt Dome-1 (Cretaceous of Yemen)

Where: Wadi Hajar, Yemen (14.6° N, 48.0° E: paleocoordinates 14.1° S, 32.9° E)

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Orbitolina Limestone Member (Qishn Formation), Barremian (129.4 - 125.0 Ma)

• 73 m above base

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

• lithology described as a limestone

Primary reference: M. K. Howarth and N. J. Morris. 1998. The Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous of Wadi Hajar, southern Yemen. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (Geology) 54(1):1-32 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou/A. Clement]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 2619: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Karen Layou on 12.07.1999

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Amphidonte sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1829 oyster
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Pholadomya valangiensis Pictet and Campiche 1864 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
? Pseudomelania sp. Pictet and Campiche 1862 turrid
originally entered as "?Pseudomelania sp."
Echinoidea
 Salenioida - Saleniidae