Gebel Areif El-Naqa, bed 17 (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: Upper Carbonate/ Marl Member (Halal Formation), Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• yellowish white soft highly fossiliferous marl, intercaleted with greyish yellow hard limestone

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 140615: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 12.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Chondrodontidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Rhynchostreon suborbiculatum Lamarck 1801 oyster
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Eoradiolites liratus Conrad 1852 rudist
 Stromboidea - Strombidae