Al Jil (Triassic of Oman)

Where: Oman (23.2° N, 57.0° E: paleocoordinates 23.4° S, 52.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Radiolarian Chert Member (Zulla Formation), Longobardian (242.0 - 235.0 Ma)

• sample BR603, 57 m above base of the section, Muelleritortis firma zone, Early Longobardian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (siliceous); lithified chert

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: P. Dumitrica, U. K. Tekin, and Y. Bedi. 2010. Eptingiacea and Saturnaliacea (Radiolaria) from the middle Carnian of Turkey and some late Ladinian to early Norian samples from Oman and Alaska. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 84:259-292 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96086: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 17.05.2010

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Taxonomic list

Protozoa
 Entactinaria - Hindeosphaeridae
Muelleritortis firma Gorican 1990 radiolarian
 Entactinaria - Eptingiidae
Eptingium aljilense n. sp. Dumitrica et al. 2010 radiolarian
Cryptostephanidium reticulospinosum Dumitrica et al. 2010 radiolarian
 Spumellaria - Oertlispongidae
Paroertlispongus daofuensis Feng and Liang 2003 radiolarian
Falcispongus cf. calcaneum Dumitrica 1982 radiolarian