Wadi Qunai, middle Numayri Member (Cambrian of Jordan)

Where: Jordan (31.0° N, 35.6° E: paleocoordinates 33.3° S, 139.6° 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. Loose boulder of the middle Numayri Member sampled at the mouth of the Wadi Qunai.
• 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 139934: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 23.02.2013

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