Djebel Tih Sinai Jurassic clay and silt layer (Jurassic of Egypt)

Where: Sinaï, Egypt (33.0° N, 29.0° E: paleocoordinates 14.1° N, 25.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kurnub Formation, Jurassic (201.3 - 145.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: siltstone and claystone

• This Jurassic series: 10m of sandstone overlain by about 4m of silt and clay with the flora. Above these 27m sandstone with silty intercalation follow which end in an irregular ferruginous surface. Above about 70m usually massive in part reddish to purplish sandstones follow with their top formed by an up to 4m thick baltic sill.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, original carbon, original cellulose

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. H. A. van Konijnenburg-van Cittert and K. Bandel. 2001. Jurassic plants from Djebel Tih, Sinai. Mitt. Geol.-Paläont. Inst. Univ. Hamburg 85:47-64 [C. Looy/F. Verbruggen/F. Verbruggen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31297: authorized by Cindy Looy, entered by Frederike Verbruggen on 01.05.2003, edited by Cindy Looy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Sellingia microloba
LORCH (LORCH 1967b); rare
Aspidistes beckeri
LORCH (LORCH 1967b); rare
Classostrobus harrisianus
(LORCH) ALVIN et al. (LORCH 1968); male cone
Hirmeriella sp.
female cones; ovuliform scale
? Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
seed
? Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
female cone
Cycadeoideopsida
 Bennettitales -
Otozamites sp. Braun 1843
Masculostrobus
  -
Masculostrobus sp. Seward 1911
male cone
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Pagiophyllum ramonensis
(LORCH) nov. comb. (LORH 1967b)
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Watsoniocladus ramonensis
(CHALONER ET LORCH)
 Pinales -
Brachyphyllum cf. mamillare
LINDLEY ET HUTTON (LORCH 1967a, b)
Brachyphyllum cf. lorchii
RAAB et al. 1986
Equisetopsida
 Equisetales - Equisetaceae
Equisetum columnare Brongniart 1828
BRONGNIART
Pteridopsida
  -
Onychiopsis tenuiloba
LORCH (LORCH 1967b); common
Calamitaceae
  - Calamitaceae
Neocalamites sp. Halle 1908
Sphenopteridae
  - Sphenopteridae
cf. Sphenopteris fittonii
(LORCH 1967a); common
Phlebopteris
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