Al Bad', Jebel Kibrit, Saudi Arabia (Miocene of Saudi Arabia)

Also known as Reef 3231

Where: Saudi Arabia (28.2° N, 34.9° E: paleocoordinates 27.6° N, 34.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Al Bad Formation (Raghama Group), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Age determinatin based on benthic foraminifers

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks and lithified rudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Incomplete taxonomic work

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 34413: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 31.08.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mollusca indet. Linnaeus 1758
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Goniastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Rhodophyta indet. Wettstein 1922
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae