Sandy limestone, Ceratites zone 1, Member D, Wadi Raman, Negev Desert (Triassic of Israel)

Where: Israel (30.6° N, 34.9° E: paleocoordinates 14.1° S, 34.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Illyrian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• 6.0 m thick; Paraceratitan age (according to Spath); trinodus zone (according to Spath)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified, gray, blue limestone and lithified marl

• zone composed of sandy, bluish gray limestone and marls, distiguished by the presence of some limy sandstones charachteristic only of this zone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: coprolite

Primary reference: F. Brotzen. 1956. Stratigraphical studies on the Triassic vertebrate fossils from Wadi Raman, Israel. Arkiv foer Mineralogi och Geologi 2(9):191-217 [W. Kiessling/T. Schossleitner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63945: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 28.08.2006, edited by Austin Hendy and Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
Gervillia sp. Defrance 1820 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Pholadida - Pleuromyidae
Pleuromya elongata Schlotheim 1822 clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
aff. Homomya fossaensis clam
listed as Aff. Homomya (Anoplophora) fossaensis
 Trigoniida - Myophoriidae
"Myophoria laevigata" = Neoschizodus laevigatus
"Myophoria laevigata" = Neoschizodus laevigatus Ziethen 1830 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
originally entered as "Gastropoda sp."
Cephalopoda
 Ceratitida - Ceratitidae
aff. Paraceratites elegans Mojsisovics 1882 ceratite
 Nautilida -
"Nautilitaceae indet." = Nautiloidea2
"Nautilitaceae indet." = Nautiloidea2 de Blainville 1825 nautiloid
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Reptilia
  -
Reptilia indet.1 Laurenti 1768 reptile
listed as Dinosaurid (?)
 Sauropterygia - Placodontidae
Placodus sp. Agassiz 1843 placodont
 Sauropterygia - Placochelyidae
Psephosaurus spp. Fraas 1896 placodont
 Sauropterygia -
Psephosaurus picardi n. sp. Brotzen 1956 placodont
 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
Nothosaurus sp. M√ľnster 1834 diapsid
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae
Coenothyris vulgaris Schlotheim 1820