Wadi Umm Jafna, higher Numayri Member (Cambrian of Jordan)

Where: Jordan (30.9° N, 35.5° E: paleocoordinates 33.4° S, 139.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Numayri Member (Burj Formation), Delamaran (513.0 - 505.0 Ma)

• Early–Middle Cambrian boundary interval, probably equivalent to parts of Series 3, stage 5.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; limestone and siliciclastic

• Numayri Member includes a variety of marginal-marine environments including open and restricted marine areas, shoals, lagoons, sabkhas. The Numayri Member yields various macrofossils including trilobites, brachiopods and hyolithids, but also trace fossils
• limestones, dolostones, minor siliciclastics

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: O. Elicki. 2011. First skeletal microfauna from the Cambrian Series 3 of the Jordan Rift Valley (Middle East). Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists (42)153-173 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 139933: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 23.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Chancelloriida - Chancelloriidae
Allonnia sp. Doré and Reid 1965
few specimens