Farafra, Westliche Wüste (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (26.5° N, 27.8° E: paleocoordinates 13.0° N, 22.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• unteres und mittleres Maastricht

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithology not reported

• 5 m thick mound structures in shales

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Poor preservation prevents reliable identification

Primary reference: N. Malchus. 1990. Revision der Kreide-Austern (Bivalvia: Pteriomorphia) Ägyptens (Biostratigraphie, Systematik). Berliner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen A(125) [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185823: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 18.05.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Exogyra (Exogyra) overwegi" = Exogyra overwegi von Buch 1852 oyster
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
Agerostrea rouxi Douville 1910 oyster