Bed 5c, Gebel Gharra section (Miocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.2° N, 32.3° E: paleocoordinates 29.1° N, 31.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, coarse-grained sandstone

Preservation: original calcite

Primary reference: A. Kroh and J. H. Nebelsick. 2003. Echinoid assemblages as a tool for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction - an example from the Early Miocene of Egypt. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 201:157-177 [L. Villier/L. Villier/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 47993: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 09.03.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Astropecten sp. Gray 1840 sea star
 Camarodonta - Temnopleuridae
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
Echinolampas sp. Gray 1825 sea urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Fibulariidae
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Prionocidaris avenionensis Des Moulins 1837 pencil urchin
 Temnopleuroida -
Arbacina monilis sea urchin