Whadi El Ghaib, Zone C1 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (28.8° N, 34.5° E: paleocoordinates 7.7° N, 28.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Neolobites vibrayeanus interval zone ammonoid zone, Raha Formation, Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• Neolobites vibrayeanus interval zone C1 corresponds to Rotalipora cushmani planktic foraminiferal biozone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; limestone and silty, sandy shale

• 5 oyster beds, separated by silty sandy shale levels

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: B. Gertsch, G. Keller, T. Adatte Berner, A. S. Kassab, A. A. A. Tantawy, A. M. El-Sabbagh, and D. Stueben. 2010. Cenomanian–Turonian transition in a shallow water sequence of the Sinai, Egypt. International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau) 99:165-182 [M. Aberhan/T. Schossleitner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140715: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 15.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lituolacea - Haplophragmoiidae
 Chilostomellacea - Gavelinellidae
 Rotaliina - Fursenkoinidae
 Rotaliina -
 Rotaliina - Pleurostomellidae
 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
 Textulariina - Verneuilinidae
Gaudryina sp. d'Orbigny 1839
< 2 %
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Dentalina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
20-40 %
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Ilymatogyra aff. africana Lamarck 1801 oyster
"Ceratostreon flabellum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) oyster
 Ammonitida - Engonoceratidae
Neolobites vibrayeanus d'Orbigny 1841 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Vascoceratidae
Vascoceras cauvini Chudeau 1909 ammonite