Goha Tsion, unit 2 (Jurassic of Ethiopia)

Where: Ethiopia (10.0° N, 38.3° E: paleocoordinates 10.4° S, 24.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

• unit 2: 2035-2145 m

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, argillaceous limestone

• marly limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Primary reference: G. Ficcarelli. 1968. Fossili Giuresi della serie sedimentaria del Nilo Azurro meridionale [Jurassic fossils from the sedimentary series of the southern Blue Nile]. Rivista Italiana di paleontologia e Stratigrafia 74(1):23-50 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 94495: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 23.02.2010

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Zeilleriidae
Zeilleria latifrons Krumbeck 1905
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
"Terebratula" sp. Müller 1776
 Terebratulida - Lissajousithyrididae
""Terebratula" pelagica" = Pentithyris pelagica
""Terebratula" pelagica" = Pentithyris pelagica Rollier 1918
 Rhynchonellida - Tetrarhynchiidae
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Eligmidae
Eligmus cf. rollandi Douvillé 1907 oyster
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Exogyra fourtaui" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana
"Exogyra fourtaui" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana Sowerby 1822 oyster
and subsp. sinuata
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Venilicardia hunti Cox 1935 clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
"Pholadomya cf. protei" = Pholadomya (Bucardiomya) protei
"Pholadomya cf. protei" = Pholadomya (Bucardiomya) protei Brongniart 1821 clam
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Paracenoceratidae
Paracenoceras hexagonum Sowerby 1826 nautiloid
Echinoidea
 Irregularia - Clypeidae
Clypeus aff. williei sea urchin
subsp. pentagonus
 Salenioida - Acrosaleniidae
Recrosalenia aff. somaliensis Currie 1935 sea urchin