Gebel Areif El-Naqa, bed 30 (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: Upper Member (Abu Qada Formation), Middle Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; green marl

• green, soft, fossiliferous, marl, shaly in some parts

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 140623: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 12.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Pycnodonte vesicularis Lamarck 1806 oyster
Pycnodonte vesicularis vesiculosa
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Gyrostrea cf. anubis, "Gyrostrea delettrei" = Gyrostrea antwani
Gyrostrea cf. anubis Malchus 1990 oyster
"Gyrostrea delettrei" = Gyrostrea antwani Malchus 1990 oyster
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Phelopteria gravida Coquand 1862 pearl oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus cf. bussoni Collignon 1971 mussel
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Tylostomatidae
Tylostoma cossoni Thomas and Peron 1889 snail