Sinjar Fm at Derbandikhan- 32 (Eocene of Iraq)

Where: Kurdistan, Iraq (35.1° N, 45.6° E: paleocoordinates 21.9° N, 38.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Biozone 3F zone, Sinjar Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• Sinjar Formation consists of limestone, showing elements of algal reef facies, a lagoonal miliolid facies and nummulitic shoal facies and usually recrystallized

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Geology Department, University of Baghdad

Primary reference: E. K. Al-Dulaimi and S. I. Al-Dulaimi. 2017. A study of biostratigraphy of Sinjar Formation in selected sections from northern Iraq. Iraqi Journal of Science 58(2B):891-916 [M. Clapham/K. Hassell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 215078: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Keenan Hassell on 30.10.2020

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
Nummulites globulus Leymerie 1846
 Loftusiida - Acervulinidae
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
 Dasycladales - Thyrsoporellaceae
Belzungia sp. Morellet 1908
  - Solenoporaceae
Solenomeris ogormani Douvillé 1924
 Corallinales - Corallinophycidae