Ain Amur, dendroid coral facies, Egypt (Paleocene of Egypt)

Also known as Reef 3251

Where: Egypt (25.7° N, 29.9° E: paleocoordinates 14.8° N, 24.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Garra? Formation, Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 55.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bafflestone

• Dendroid coral facies

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 34686: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 16.09.2003, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis vaughani Wells 1941 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Cladocora barkii Duncan 1880 stony coral
from reid of "dendroid coral facies"
Cladocora jamaicaensis Vaughan 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Oculina sp. Gray 1847 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Corallinaceae indet. Lamouroux 1816