Wadi Dakhl, Zone C2, Abu Qada Fm (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (28.7° N, 32.4° E: paleocoordinates 7.9° N, 26.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vascoceras cauvini interval ammonoid zone, Abu Qada Formation, Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone and shale

• limestone with marly limestone and shale intercalations

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk, smear slide,

Primary reference: A. El-Sabbagh, A. A. Tantawy, G. Keller, H. Khozyem, J. Spangenberg, T. Adatte, and B. Gertsch. 2011. Stratigraphy of the Cenomanian-Turonian Oceanic Anoxic Event OAE2 in shallow shelf sequences of NE Egypt. Cretaceous Research 30:1-18 [M. Aberhan/T. Schossleitner/T. Schossleitner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141573: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 29.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lituolacea - Haplophragmoiidae
  - Spiroplectamminidae
 Globigerinina - Globigerinelloididae
 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
 Globigerinina - Heterohelicidae
 Globigerinina - Globotruncanidae
 Trochamminacea - Trochamminidae
Trochammina sp. Parker and Jones 1859
Trochammina albertensis Wickenden 1932
 Ammonitida - Vascoceratidae
Vascoceras cauvini Chudeau 1909 ammonite
Vascoceras gamai Choffat 1898 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Pseudotissotiidae
Thomasites sp. Pervinquiére 1907 ammonite