Wadi Juheira, Naur Fm (Cretaceous of Jordan)

Where: Jordan (31.9° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 10.5° N, 29.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Naur Formation, Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; shelly/skeletal limestone and dolomitic limestone

• it consists predominantly of shelly limestone, dolomitic limestone, dolomites and marls.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Collected in 2000

Primary reference: F. Ahmad and A. Al-Hammad. 2002. Oysters and echinoids from the Naur Formation (late Aptian-early Cenomanian) of Central Jordan. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie 8:449-464 [M. Aberhan/T. Schossleitner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 140949: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 19.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Ilymatogyra (Afrogyra) africana Lamarck 1801 oyster
Laevigyra luynesi Lartet 1872 oyster
Rhynchostreon mermeti Coquand 1862 oyster
Echinoidea
 Holectypoida - Holectypidae
"Caenholectypus excisus" = Coenholectypus
"Caenholectypus excisus" = Coenholectypus sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Mecaster pseudofourneli Peron and Gauthier 1878 heart urchin
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Heterodiadema libycum Agassiz and Desor 1846 sea urchin