East Themed, bed 16 (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: Abu Qada Formation, Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; glauconitic, gray, green shale

• greyish-green, soft, highly fossiliferous, glauconitic shale with thin gypsum veinlets

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 140581: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 12.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Neithea quinquecostata Sowerby 1814 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Ilymatogyra africana Lamarck 1801 oyster
"Ceratostreon flabellatum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) flabellatum Goldfuss 1833 oyster
Rhynchostreon suborbiculatum Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Phelopteria gravida Coquand 1862 pearl oyster
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Paraesa faba venus clam
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullariidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Batillariidae
Pyrazus valeriae de Verneuil and de Loriere 1868 snail
Echinoidea
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Heterodiadema libycum Agassiz and Desor 1846 sea urchin