El-Hassana section, Abu Roash, Trochacteon assemblage, middle Abu Roash Fm (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.1° N, 31.1° E: paleocoordinates 11.4° N, 25.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Trochacteon Member (middle Abu Roash Formation), Middle Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• Middle Turonian

Environment/lithology: sand shoal; floatstone and mudstone

• Moderate energy, foreshoal. Highly bioturbated, medium-bedded. Fossiliferous, light grey, alternating with marl. Bioclasts large and irregular. Encrustation high. The predominant bioclasts include gastropods, bivalves, and coralline sponge.
• Bio-floatstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. A. Abdelhady and R. S. A. Mohamed. 2017. Paucispecific macroinvertebrate communities in the Upper Cretaceous of El Hassana Dome (Abu Roash, Egypt): Environmental controls vs adaptive strategies. Cretaceous Research 74:120-136 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184738: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 21.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Procerithiidae
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
 Heterobranchia - Nerineidae