East Themed, bed 12 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.6° N, 34.4° E: paleocoordinates 8.6° N, 28.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; gray, yellow limestone and shale

• grey to yellowish grey, hard, fossiliferous limestone (floatstone to rudstone) with intercalations of shales and marls

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 140578: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 12.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Ilymatogyra africana Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Phelopteria gravida Coquand 1862 pearl oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus aequalis Sowerby 1818 mussel
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
 Cardiida - Glossidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Paraesa faba venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Protocardia hillana Sowerby 1813 cockle
Granocardium productum Sowerby 1832 cockle
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula margaritifera Douvillé 1916 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Tylostomatidae
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Engonoceratidae
Neolobites vibrayeanus d'Orbigny 1841 ammonite
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
Angulithes mermeti Montfort 1802 nautiloid
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster syriacus Conrad in Lynch 1852 heart urchin
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Heterodiadema libycum Agassiz and Desor 1846 sea urchin