Wadi Quseib, Bed 97 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.3° N, 34.7° E: paleocoordinates 10.1° N, 28.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Wata Formation, Middle Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; sandy shale

• sandy, fossiliferous shale

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 140320: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 07.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gyrostrea cf. anubis Malchus 1990 oyster
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Paraesa faba venus clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
 Stromboidea - Tylostomatidae
Tylostoma cossoni Thomas and Peron 1889 snail
 Ammonitida - Coilopoceratidae
Coilopoceras requienianum Orbigny 1841 ammonite
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster heberti, "Hemiaster fourneli" = Mecaster fourneli
Hemiaster heberti heart urchin
Hemiaster heberti turonensis
"Hemiaster fourneli" = Mecaster fourneli Agassiz and Dessor 1847 heart urchin
 Calycina - Phymosomatidae