Bed 8, 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

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; poorly lithified, bioturbated, fine-grained, calcareous 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/L. Villier]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 47996: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Loic Villier on 09.03.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
Planostegina sp. Banner and Hodgkinson 1991
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Paleopneustidae
Pericosmus latus Agassiz 1847 heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
 Spatangoida - Spatangidae
Spatangus sp. Gray 1825 heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster martini sand dollar