Jebel Huwayyah, W Oman Mountains, middle part of the Qahlah Formation, (Cretaceous of Oman)

Where: Oman (24.3° N, 55.8° E: paleocoordinates 2.7° N, 46.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Qahlah Formation, Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• middle part of the formation, "Loftusia beds"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, silty limestone

• highly fossiliferous silty limestones

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: M. Gameil. 2005. Palaeoecological implications of Upper Cretaceous solitary corals, United Arab Emirates/Oman Borders. Revue de Paleobiologie 24(2):515-532 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67455: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.11.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Haplophragmiina
 Lituolacea - Haplophragmoiidae
Placopsilina sp. d'Orbigny 1850
Rotaliina
 Orbitoidacea - Orbitoididae
Orbitoides media d'Archiac 1837
 Textulariina - Loftusiidae
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula sp. Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Pycnodonte vesiculare" = Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesiculare, "Exogyra olisiponensis" = Exogyra (Costagyra) olisiponensis
"Pycnodonte vesiculare" = Pycnodonte (Phygraea) vesiculare Lamarck 1806 oyster
"Exogyra olisiponensis" = Exogyra (Costagyra) olisiponensis Sharpe 1850 oyster
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
Agerostrea sp. Vialov 1936 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Hippuritida - Hippuritidae
Vaccinites sp. Fischer 1887 rudist
 Hippuritida - Trechmannellidae
Dictyoptychus sp. Douvillé 1905 rudist
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
  - Bursidae
Campanile sp. Fischer 1884 tun shell
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Pachydiscidae
"Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) dossantoi" = Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) dossantosi
"Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) dossantoi" = Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) dossantosi Maury 1930 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Sphenodiscidae
 Ammonitida - Nostoceratidae
Nostoceras (Nostoceras) sp. Hyatt 1894 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Diplomoceratidae
Lewyites ambindense Collignon 1971 ammonite
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster sp. Agassiz and Desor 1847 heart urchin
 Cassiduloida -
Pygurostoma sp. Cotteau and Gauthier 1895 sea urchin
 Echinoneoida - Conulidae
Globator sp. Agassiz 1840 sea urchin
 Euechinoidea - Orthopsidae
Orthopsis sp. Cotteau 1864 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Cunnolitidae
Cunnolites profundus Oppenheim 1930 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae
? Epistreptophyllum sp. Milaschewitsch 1876 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
"Eupsammia narindensis" = Balanophyllia caulifera
"Eupsammia narindensis" = Balanophyllia caulifera Conrad 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Aulosmilia aspera Sowerby 1832 stony coral
Phragmosmilia lineata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Ellipsosmilia sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Trochosmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Smilotrochus jacobi" = Smilotrochus milneri Gregory 1898 stony coral
Trochocyathus microphyes Felix 1903 stony coral
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Nubeculariidae
Nubeculinella sp. Cushman 1930