Jabal Tayran, Wadi al Kils, Saudi Arabia (Oligocene of Saudi Arabia)

Where: Saudi Arabia (28.4° N, 34.9° E: paleocoordinates 26.0° N, 31.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wadi al Kils Member (Tayran Formation), Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• Age given as Late Oligocene

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified packstone and lithified framestone

• Packstone-floatstone with coral framestone intercalation

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: W.-C. Dullo, H. Hötzl, and A. R. Jado. 1983. New stratigraphical results from the Tertiary sequence of the Midyan area, NW Saudi Arabia; Contributions to the geology of the eastern margin of the Red Sea. Newsletters on Stratigraphy 12(2):75-83 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34409: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 30.08.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
Echinoidea
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster sp. Lamarck 1801 sand dollar
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea sp. Dana 1846 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Mesophyllum sp., "Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion
Mesophyllum sp. Lemoine 1928
"Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion Heydrich 1897
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Lithophyllum sp. Philippi 1837
Miogypsina
  - Miogypsinidae
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae