Gebel Hafit anticlie, Al Ain (Eocene of the United Arab Emirates)

Where: United Arab Emirates (24.1° N, 55.8° E: paleocoordinates 15.5° N, 48.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mazyad Member (Dammam Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• Lower part of the Mazyad Member. The marls and limestones of the lower part of this member yielded a rich fauna of planktonic and larger foraminifera and other faunas. The presence of Nummulites ptukhiani Kacharava, 1969, Silvestriella tetraedra (Gümbel, 1870) and Pellatispira madaraszi (Hantken, 1876) indicates a Priabonian Age (Boukhary et al. 2005). Based on planktonic foraminifera, the Globigerinatheka semiinvoluta Zone has been identified (its equivalent in nummulitic zonation is the Nummulites hottingeri Zone). This interval is also correlated with the shallow benthic zone SBZ 19 defined by Serra-Kiel et al. (1998).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified marl

• Poorly lithified based on brachiopod and foram preservation

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa (ZPAL)

Primary reference: M. A. Bitner and M. Boukhary. 2012. First record of Eocene brachiopods from the United Arab Emirates, Arabian Gulf and their paleogeographical significance. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 265:275-279 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190203: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
 Terebratulida - Chlidonophoridae
Orthothyris pectinoides von Koenen 1894