Khashm Buwaibiyat, Saudi Arabia (Cretaceous of Saudi Arabia)

Also known as Reef 1957

Where: Saudi Arabia (25.2° N, 46.8° E: paleocoordinates 4.8° N, 38.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Khanasir Member (Aruma Formation), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 2 m thick rudist biostrom

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: P. W. Skelton and G. M. A. El-Asa'ad. 1992. A new canaliculate rudist bivalve from the Aruma Formation of central Saudi Arabia. Geologica Romana 28:105-117 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34710: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 17.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Rudists only
Bivalvia
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
 Hippuritida - Trechmannellidae
Eodictyoptychus arumaenis n. gen. n. sp. rudist