Wadi Milaha, Jebel Hagab (unknown beds) (Triassic of the United Arab Emirates)

Where: United Arab Emirates (25.8° N, 56.1° E: paleocoordinates 6.1° S, 42.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sumra Formation, Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• Unknown beds within Sumra Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, shelly/skeletal, brown wackestone and lithified, yellow, calcareous shale

• These are mainly thin-bedded, brown weathering, shelly limestones, and reddish-purple, yellow or brown marly shales, closely interbedded. There are also occasional massive fine-grained limestones.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. G. S. Hudson in 1951; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: R. G. S. Hudson and R. P. S. Jefferies. 1961. Upper Triassic brachiopods and lamellibranchs from the Oman Peninsula, Arabia. Palaeontology 4(1):1-41 [D. Bottjer/C. Powers/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135974: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 13.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

• corals also present
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Dimyidae
Dimyodon cf. subrichtofeni Krumbeck 1924 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Pseudolimea ? cumaunica Bittner 1899 file clam
 Megalodontida - Megalodontidae
Megalodon ? hungaricum Kutassy 1933 clam