Foum El Guelta (Cretaceous of Tunisia)

Where: Tunisia (35.4° N, 9.2° E: paleocoordinates 20.8° N, 9.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Santonian (86.3 - 83.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Pervinquiere

Primary reference: A. V. Dhondt, N. Malchus, L. Boumaza and E. Jaillaerd. 1999. Cretaceous oysters from North Africa : origin and distribution. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 170(1):67-76 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185651: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 05.05.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
? Pycnodonte costei Coquand 1869 oyster
Pycnodonte vesicularis Lamarck 1806 oyster
 Ostreida - Arctostreidae
Rastellum sp. Faujas-St.-Fond 1799 oyster
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
Curvostrea tevesthensis Coquand 1862 oyster
Curvostrea heinzi Peron and Thomas 1891 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Nicaisolopha tissoti Peron and Thomas 1891 oyster
Oscillopha dichotoma Bayle 1849 oyster