Rayat (Paleocene of Iraq)

Where: Iraq (36.7° N, 45.0° E: paleocoordinates 21.4° N, 38.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• Some localities may of Lower Eocene age

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

• A flora of calcareous red algae is described
• Collection of slides

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. H. Johnson. 1964. Paleocene Calcareous Red Algae from Northern Iraq. Micropaleontology 10(2):207-216 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138278: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 08.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Amphiroa elliotti Johnson 1964