Gebel Areif El-Naqa, bed 15 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.4° N, 34.5° E: paleocoordinates 9.3° N, 28.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Carbonate Member (Halal Formation), Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• grayish-yellow soft marl, highly fossiliferous

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 140613: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 12.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula auressensis Coquand 1862 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Ilymatogyra africana Lamarck 1801 oyster
"Exogyra conica" = Laevigyra luynesi Lartet 1872 oyster
Rhynchostreon suborbiculatum Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Paraesa faba venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Protocardia hillana Sowerby 1813 cockle
Granocardium productum Sowerby 1832 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina fallax Forbes 1846 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Caricella ? sp. Conrad 1835 volute
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
 Stromboidea - Tylostomatidae
Tylostoma cossoni Thomas and Peron 1889 snail
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
 Stromboidea - Colombellinidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Batillariidae
Pyrazus valeriae de Verneuil and de Loriere 1868 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Procerithiidae
 Holectypoida - Holectypidae
Coenholectypus larteti Cotteau 1869 sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster syriacus Conrad in Lynch 1852 heart urchin
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Tetragramma variolare Brongniart 1822 sea urchin
Pedinopsis desori sea urchin
Heterodiadema libycum Agassiz and Desor 1846 sea urchin