Gebel Areif El-Naqa, bed 31 (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: Wata Formation, Late/Upper Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• yellowish-white marl, yellowish white chalky 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 140624: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 12.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Echinoidea
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster heberti, "Hemiaster fourneli" = Mecaster fourneli
Hemiaster heberti heart urchin
Hemiaster heberti turonensis
"Hemiaster fourneli" = Mecaster fourneli Agassiz and Dessor 1847 heart urchin