El Midawara section, Abu Roash, Unit 2 (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.1° N, 31.1° E: paleocoordinates 11.1° N, 25.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Abu Roash Formation, Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; limestone and marl

• It consists mainly of limestone intercalated with thin beds of marls and sandy shales (c. 22 m thick)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: M. M. El-Hedeny. 2007. New taxonomic and biostratigraphic data on the Upper Cenomanian – Turonian Radiolitidae (Bivalvia: Hippuritoidea) of Abu Roash, Western Desert, Egypt. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 244(1):79-98 [M. Aberhan/T. Schossleitner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140953: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 19.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lituolacea - Lituolidae
Ammomarginulina sp. Wiesner 1931
 Rotaliina - Cassidulinidae
 Discorbacea - Discorbidae
Discorbis sp. Lamarck 1804
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
Rotalia sp. Lamarck 1804
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Textularia sp. Defrance 1824
 Textulariina - Cuneolinidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
"Cyprina blanckenhorni" = Arctica
"Cyprina blanckenhorni" = Arctica clam
 Cardiida - Glossidae
"Isocardia thomasi" = Glossus
"Isocardia thomasi" = Glossus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium productum" = Granocardium productum
"Cardium productum" = Granocardium productum Sowerby 1832 cockle
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
 Calycina - Phymosomatidae
"Cyphosoma abbatei" = Phymosoma
"Cyphosoma abbatei" = Phymosoma sea urchin
 Miliolida - Peneroplidae