Wadi Yunis, Libya (Miocene to of Libya)

Where: Libya (29.8° N, 19.2° E: paleocoordinates 29.6° N, 18.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Wadi Yunis Member (Al Khums Formation), Tortonian to Tortonian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• Corals only

Primary reference: J. Hladil, J. Otava, and A. Galle. 1991. Oligocene carbonate buildups of the Sirt Basin, Libya. Salem, M.J., Hammuda, O.S., Eliagoubi, B.A. (eds.): The Geology of Libya, Volume 4 1401-1420 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34500: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea ? reussiana, Tarbellastraea cf. eggenburgensis, "Tarbellastraea siciliae" = Tarbellastraea tenera, "Palaeoplesiastraea romettensis" = Solenastrea romettensis
Tarbellastraea ? reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Tarbellastraea cf. eggenburgensis Kühn 1925 stony coral
"Tarbellastraea siciliae" = Tarbellastraea tenera Reuss 1847 stony coral
"Palaeoplesiastraea romettensis" = Solenastrea romettensis Seguenza 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
Palaeoplesiastraea inaequalis Chevalier 1961 stony coral