Gebel Areif El-Naqa, bed 5 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.4° N, 34.5° E: paleocoordinates 7.9° N, 28.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Marly Member (Halal Formation), Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• greyish-yellow, soft, marl with limetone intercalations

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

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 140608: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 12.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ceratostreon flabellatum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) flabellatum Goldfuss 1833 oyster
Rhynchostreon suborbiculatum Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus aequalis Sowerby 1818 mussel
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Meretrix orientalis Douvillé 1916 venus clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula margaritifera Douvillé 1916 nut clam
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Procerithiidae