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

Where: Egypt (30.1° N, 31.1° E: paleocoordinates 11.9° N, 26.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Plicatula Member (upper Abu Roash Formation), Coniacian to Coniacian (89.8 - 83.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; shale

• Restricted low-energy lagoon.

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 184739: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 21.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula flattersi Coquand 1862 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Pycnodonte (Costeina) costei" = Pycnodonte costei
"Pycnodonte (Costeina) costei" = Pycnodonte costei Coquand 1869 oyster
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
Curvostrea heinzi Peron and Thomas 1891 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Nicaisolopha nicaisei Coquand 1862 oyster