Gebel Areif El-Naqa, bed 23 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.4° N, 34.5° E: paleocoordinates 11.3° N, 28.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Abu Qada Formation), Early/Lower Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; glauconitic, green marl and green, yellow shale

• green, soft, fossiliferous, glauconitic marl with greenish yellow laminated shale

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 140622: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 12.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
 Stromboidea - Tylostomatidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Aporrhais "sp.1" da Costa 1778 snail
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster heberti heart urchin
Hemiaster heberti turonensis