Mintaq Salt Dome-2 (Cretaceous of Yemen)

Where: Wadi Hajar, Yemen (14.6° N, 48.0° E: paleocoordinates 14.1° S, 32.9° E)

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Oyster Beds Member (Qishn Formation), Barremian (129.4 - 125.0 Ma)

• 38-46 m above base

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

• lithology described as limestone

Primary reference: M. K. Howarth and N. J. Morris. 1998. The Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous of Wadi Hajar, southern Yemen. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (Geology) 54(1):1-32 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou/A. Clement]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 2620: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Karen Layou on 12.07.1999

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Taxonomic list

 Sorbeoconcha - Procerithiidae
Procerithium sp. Cossmann 1902 snail
 Heterostropha - Nerinellidae
? Nerinella sp. Sharpe 1849 snail
originally entered as "?Nerinella sp."
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"cf. Exogyra tuberculifera" = Ceratostreon tuberculiferum
"cf. Exogyra tuberculifera" = Ceratostreon tuberculiferum Koch and Dunker 1837 oyster
many - originally entered as "Exogyra cf. tuberculifera"
 Trigoniida - Myophorelloidae
Syrotrigonia picteti clam
originally entered as "Syriotrigonia picteti"
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
Trigonia sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
? Tendagurium sp. Dietrich 1933 cockle
originally entered as "?Tendagurium sp."
 Carditida - Astartidae
Opis sp. Defrance 1824 clam