Wadi Quseib, Bed 21 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.3° N, 34.7° E: paleocoordinates 8.2° N, 28.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Middle siliciclastic/carbonate Member (Galala Formation), Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; glauconitic, gypsiferous, green, yellow marl and shale

• greenish yellow to grey, glauconitic, gypsiferous, highly fossiliferous shale and marl with intercalations of oyster floatstone and rudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: W. S. Ayoub-Hannaa. 2011. Taxonomy and palaeoecology of the Cenomanian-Turonian macroinvertebrates from eastern Sinai, Egypt (part A). 1-418 [M. Aberhan/T. Schossleitner/T. Schossleitner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 140113: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 01.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Chondrodontidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Ilymatogyra africana Lamarck 1801 oyster
Rhynchostreon suborbiculatum Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ambigostrea pseudovillei Malchus 1990 oyster
 Hippuritida - Ichthyosarcolitidae
"Ichthyosarcolites sp." = Icthyosarcolites
"Ichthyosarcolites sp." = Icthyosarcolites Desmarest 1817 rudist
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Praeradiolites sp. Douvillé 1902 rudist
 Hippuritida - Requieniidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae