Merawa village at Shaqlawa (Miocene of Iraq)

Where: Iraq (36.4° N, 44.3° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 43.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Fat'ha Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; marl and limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. W. Al-Abbasi, S. I. Sakry, and C. A. Karem. 2011. A study of Macro Fossils (Bivalvia) From Fat'ha Formation (Middle Miocene) at Shaqlawa area, Northeast of Iraq. Tikrit Journal of Pure Science 16(4) [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 173233: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 14.09.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris obovata" = Glycymeris (Glycymeris) obovata
"Glycymeris obovata" = Glycymeris (Glycymeris) obovata Lamarck 1819 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp. Müller 1776 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea bellovacina" = Ostrea (Bellostrea) bellovacina
"Ostrea bellovacina" = Ostrea (Bellostrea) bellovacina Lamarck 1806 oyster
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea semiplana" = Hyotissa semiplana
"Ostrea semiplana" = Hyotissa semiplana Sowerby 1825 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus edulis Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Parastarte sp. Conrad 1862 venus clam
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Nuculana minima Sowerby 1812 pointed nut clam