Whadi El Ghaib, Zone C2 (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: Vascoceras cauvini interval zone ammonoid zone, Abu Qada Formation, Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• Whiteinella archeocretacea planktic foraminiferal biozone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; nodular marl and limestone

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 140717: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 15.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Paramites polymorpheum
also noted as Paranamites polymorpheum in text
Praebulimina
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Rotaliina
 Chilostomellacea - Gavelinellidae
 Rotaliina -
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Exogyra olisponensis, "Ceratostreon flabellum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon)
"Ceratostreon flabellum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) oyster
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Vascoceratidae
Vascoceras cauvini Chudeau 1909 ammonite