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

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: open shallow subtidal; lithified grainstone and lithified rudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• 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 34414: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 31.08.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
Cibicides sp. Monfort 1808
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
Elphidium sp. Monfort 1808
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
Nonion sp. Monfort 1808
 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
Spiroplectammina
  - Spiroplectamminidae
Spiroplectammina sp. Cushman 1927
Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Textularia sp. Defrance 1824
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Margarettidae
"Tubucellaria sp." = Margaretta
"Tubucellaria sp." = Margaretta
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Lithophyllum sp. Philippi 1837
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae