Section A26 Temple Member, B. no 26 (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.6° N, 31.2° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 27.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Temple Member (Qasr El- Sagha Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore; sandy limestone and sandstone

• brownish yellow sandy limestone and underlain by greyish white friable sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: S. H. El-Shazly, G. I. Abdel-Gawad, Y. F. Salama and D. M. Sayed. 2016. Paleontology, paleobiogeography and paleoecology of Carolia-bearing beds from the Late Eocene rocks at Nile-Fayum Divide, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 124:447-477 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184745: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 21.03.2017

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Wakullina (Huyella) lefevrei Fischer 1880 scallop
Carolia (Carolia) placunoides Cantraine 1838 scallop
Carolia (Carolia) placunoides foraminifera
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea (Turkostrea) multicostata" = Cubitostrea multicostata, Osrea (Turkostrea) reili, "Ostrea (Turkostrea) bogharensis" = Ostrea (Turkostrea) bogharensis, "Ostrea (Ostrea) elegans" = Ostrea (Turkostrea) bogharensis, "Cubitostrea (Cubitostrea) cubitus" = Ostrea cubitus
"Ostrea (Turkostrea) multicostata" = Cubitostrea multicostata Deshayes 1832 oyster
Ostrea (Turkostrea) multicostata multicostata
Osrea (Turkostrea) reili oyster
Osrea (Turkostrea) reili marginals
"Ostrea (Turkostrea) bogharensis" = Ostrea (Turkostrea) bogharensis Coquand 1976 oyster
"Ostrea (Ostrea) elegans" = Ostrea (Turkostrea) bogharensis Coquand 1976 oyster
"Cubitostrea (Cubitostrea) cubitus" = Ostrea cubitus Deshayes 1832 oyster
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella pharaonica" = Turritella (Torquesia) pharaonica Cossmann 1901 turret shell