Wadi Feiran, Mukattab, horizon 4 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (28.8° N, 33.5° E: paleocoordinates 7.9° N, 27.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vascoceras cauvini ammonoid zone, Abu Qada Formation, Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• planctic foraminiferal zone: Whiteinella archaeocretacea; Whiteinella brittonensis subzone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; mudstone and siltstone

• environment described as sublittoral

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: A. S. Kassab, and N. A. Obaidalla. 2001. Integrated biostratigraphy and inter-regional correlation of the Cenomanian–Turonian deposits of Wadi Feiran, Sinai, Egypt. Creatceous Research 22:105-114 [M. Aberhan/T. Schossleitner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138417: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 17.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Whiteinella brittonensis Loeblich and Tappan 1961
Whiteinella baltica Douglas and Rankin 1969
 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
 Globigerinina - Heterohelicidae
 Globigerinina - Guembelitriidae
 Globigerinina - Globotruncanidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Ilymatogyra africana, "Exogyra olisiponensis" = Exogyra (Costagyra) olisiponensis, "Ceratostreon flabellatum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) flabellatum
Ilymatogyra africana Lamarck 1801 oyster
"Exogyra olisiponensis" = Exogyra (Costagyra) olisiponensis Sharpe 1850 oyster
"Ceratostreon flabellatum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) flabellatum Goldfuss 1833 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Gyrostrea delettrei" = Gyrostrea antwani
"Gyrostrea delettrei" = Gyrostrea antwani Malchus 1990 oyster
 Ammonitida - Vascoceratidae
Vascoceras cauvini, "Vascoceras garnai" = Vascoceras gamai
Vascoceras cauvini Chudeau 1909 ammonite
"Vascoceras garnai" = Vascoceras gamai Choffat 1898 ammonite