Wadi Quseib, Bed 44 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

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

• coordinate stated in text

When: Upper carbonate Member (Galala Formation), Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; dolomitic, gray, yellow rudstone

• composed mainly of greyish yellow, hard, thick-bedded, jointed, fossiliferous dolomitic 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 140242: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 06.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Neithea dutrugei Dutrugei 1862 scallop
 Pectinida - Chondrodontidae
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula auressensis Coquand 1862 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Costagyra olisiponensis Sharpe 1850 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Curvostrea rouvillei Coquand 1862 oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
 Cardiida - Glossidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Paraesa faba venus clam
Meretrix desvauxi venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Protocardia hillana Sowerby 1813 cockle
Granocardium productum Sowerby 1832 cockle
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Gastropoda
 Heterostrophia -
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
 Seguenzioidea - Calliotropidae
Echinoidea
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
Goniopygus menardi Desmarest in Defrance 1925 sea urchin
 Hemicidaroida -
Micropedina olisiponensis Forbes in Sharpe 1850 sea urchin
 Holectypoida - Holectypidae
Coenholectypus larteti Cotteau 1869 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Cladocora sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral