Gebel Manzour (Albian) (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.7° N, 33.5° E: paleocoordinates 7.7° N, 27.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, fine-grained, ferruginous, ooidal limestone

• fine limestones with large ferrugionous oolites

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: École des Mines de Paris (most likely)

Primary reference: H. Douvillé. 1916. Les terrains secondaires dans le massif du Moghara à l’Est de l’isthme de Suez. Mémoire de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris 54(2):1-184 [L. Bulot/L. Bulot/M. Manojlovic]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 171276: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Marko Manojlovic on 05.07.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Carditida - Carditidae
Cardita dupini d'Orbigny 1843 clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Meretrix (Flaventia) deserti n. sp. Douvillé 1916 venus clam
Meretrix (Flaventia) orientalis n. sp. Douvillé 1916 venus clam
Meretrix (Flaventia) brongniarti Leymerie 1842 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Granocardium quinquecostatum n. sp. Douvillé 1916 cockle
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Exogyra boussingaulti" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) boussingaulti
"Exogyra boussingaulti" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) boussingaulti d'Orbigny 1842 oyster
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Hamitidae
"Hamites cf. compressus" = Planohamites compressus
"Hamites cf. compressus" = Planohamites compressus Sowerby 1814 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Knemiceratidae
Knemiceras uhligi Choffat 1886 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Beudanticeratidae
"Desmoceras beudanti" = Beudanticeras beudanti
"Desmoceras beudanti" = Beudanticeras beudanti Brongniart 1822 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Silesitidae
"Silesites nepos" = Neosilesites nepos
"Silesites nepos" = Neosilesites nepos Douvillé 1916 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Crioceratitidae
Crioceras cf. munieri Sarasin and Schondelmayer 1902 ammonite
Gastropoda
 Cerithioidea - Pleuroceridae
Pyrazus valeriae de Verneuil and de Loriere 1868 snail
Diastoma ornatum n. sp. Douvillé 1916 cerith snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Colombellinidae
Columbellina fusiformis Douvillé 1916 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Aporrhaidae
Perissoptera sp. Tate 1865 snail
 Heterostropha - Nerinellidae
Nerinella cf. algarbiensis Choffat 1901 snail
Foraminifera
 Orbitolinacea - Orbitolinidae