Abu Tartu SE, lagoon, Egypt (Paleocene of Egypt)

Also known as Reef 2193

Where: Egypt (25.5° N, 30.1° E: paleocoordinates 13.0° N, 24.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: "Abu Tartur" Formation, Early/Lower Paleocene (66.0 - 61.7 Ma)

• Danian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified wackestone

• Lagoonal wackestones with abundant green algae

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: F. Schuster. 1996. Paleocene coral reefs and related facies associations, Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt. Global and Regional Controls on Biogenic Sedimentation. I. Reef Evolution. Göttinger Arbeiten zur Geologie und Paläontologie SB2:169-174 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34685: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 16.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Dasycladales - Polyphysaceae
 Dasycladales -
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Corallinaceae indet. Lamouroux 1816
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Miliolidae indet. Ehrenberg 1839