Whadi El Ghaib, Zone T2 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (28.8° N, 34.5° E: paleocoordinates 9.7° N, 28.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Choffaticeras segne total range zone ammonoid zone, Abu Qada Formation, Early/Lower Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; glauconitic shale and glauconitic, nodular, red 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 140720: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 15.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Whiteinella
  -
Whiteinella baltica Douglas and Rankin 1969
> 40 %
Praebulimina
  -
Rotaliina
 Chilostomellacea - Gavelinellidae
 Rotaliina -
 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
 Globigerinina - Heterohelicidae
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Vascoceratidae
Fagesia catinus Mantell 1822 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Pseudotissotiidae
"Choffaticeras segne" = Choffaticeras (Choffaticeras) segne
"Choffaticeras segne" = Choffaticeras (Choffaticeras) segne Solger 1903 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Acanthoceratidae
Mammites nodosoides SchlĂĽter 1871 ammonite
stated as Mamites nodosoides in text