Wadi Dakhl, Zone T2, Abu Qada Fm (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (28.7° N, 32.4° E: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 26.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; silty, sandy shale and sandstone

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 141575: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 29.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Whiteinella
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Whiteinella baltica Douglas and Rankin 1969
Ammobaculoides
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Neobulimina
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Rotaliina
 Chilostomellacea - Heterolepidae
Anomalinoides "sp. 1" Brotzen 1942
 Chilostomellacea - Gavelinellidae
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
Cibicides sp. Monfort 1808
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
Gyroidina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Pseudotissotiidae
"Choffaticeras segne" = Choffaticeras (Choffaticeras) segne
"Choffaticeras segne" = Choffaticeras (Choffaticeras) segne Solger 1903 ammonite
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Quinqueloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826