Beersheba (Miocene of Israel)

Where: Israel (31.3° N, 34.8° E: paleocoordinates 30.8° N, 34.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• friable to hard, porous yellow limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Primary reference: G. S. Blake. 1935. On the occurrence of marine Miocene in Palestine. Geological Magazine 72:140-142 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 99605: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 16.11.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Arcidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea gryphoides" = Crassostrea gryphoides
"Ostrea gryphoides" = Crassostrea gryphoides Schlotheim 1813 oyster
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium (Trachycardium) multicostatum" = Europicardium multicostatum, Cardium cf. erinaceum
"Cardium (Trachycardium) multicostatum" = Europicardium multicostatum Brocchi 1814 cockle
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral