Wadi Quseib, Bed 12 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

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

• coordinate stated in text

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; bioturbated, brown, yellow, calcareous marl

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 140114: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 01.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Limidae
Pseudolimea itieriana Pictet and Roux 1852 file clam
 Pectinida - Chondrodontidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Rhynchostreon suborbiculatum Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Granocardium productum Sowerby 1832 cockle
Gastropoda
 Heterostrophia -
 Stromboidea - Tylostomatidae
Tylostoma cossoni Thomas and Peron 1889 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Sinaecidaris gautheri n. sp. pencil urchin
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
Codiopsis sp. sea urchin
 Holectypoida - Holectypidae
Coenholectypus larteti Cotteau 1869 sea urchin
 Holectypoida - Anorthopygidae
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster cf. newtoni, "Hemiaster cf. pseudofourneli" = Mecaster pseudofourneli
"Hemiaster cf. pseudofourneli" = Mecaster pseudofourneli Peron and Gauthier 1878 heart urchin
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Heterodiadema libycum Agassiz and Desor 1846 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Tortoflabellum sp. Squires 1958 stony coral