Gebel Yelleg, Halal Fm, GY I (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.4° N, 33.5° E: paleocoordinates 9.4° N, 27.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Neolobites vibrayeanus zone, Halal Formation, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; limestone and marl

• inner shelf setting or carbonate platform interior, affected by storm events
• These rudist beds are mainly built up of limestone intercalated with marl and dolostone.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: Y. F. Salama, G. I. Abdel-Gawad, S. G. Saber, S. H. El-Shazly, G. M. Grammer and S. Oezer. 2016. Chemostratigraphy of the Cenomanian-Turonian shallow-water carbonate: new correlation for the rudist levels from north Sinai, Egypt. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 9(755) [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184769: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 22.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Orbitolinacea - Orbitolinidae
 Pectinida - Chondrodontidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ceratostreon flabellatum" = Amphidonte (Ceratostreon) flabellatum Goldfuss 1833 oyster
Rhynchostreon mermeti Coquand 1862 oyster
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Radiolites sp. Lamarck 1801 rudist
Eoradiolites liratus Conrad 1852 rudist
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae