Wadi Quseib, Bed 22 (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), Middle Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 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 140225: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 05.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Ilymatogyra africana Lamarck 1801 oyster
"Ceratostreon flabellatum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) flabellatum Goldfuss 1833 oyster
Rhynchostreon suborbiculatum Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Curvostrea rouvillei Coquand 1862 oyster
 Hippuritida - Ichthyosarcolitidae
"Ichthyosarcolites sp." = Icthyosarcolites
"Ichthyosarcolites sp." = Icthyosarcolites Desmarest 1817 rudist
 Hippuritida - Requieniidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Paraesa faba venus clam
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
 Scleractinia - Cyclolitidae
Aspidiscus cristatus Lamarck 1801 stony coral