Abu Shaar, Egypt (Miocene to of Egypt)

Also known as Reef 685

Where: Egypt (27.3° N, 33.6° E: paleocoordinates 26.5° N, 32.6° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Rudeis Formation, Langhian to Langhian (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Langhian to lower Serravallian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Perrin. 2000. Changes of palaeozonation patterns within Miocene coral reefs, Gebel Abu Shaar, Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Lethaia 33:253-268 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34873: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 09.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Acervulinacea - Acervulinidae
 Acervulinacea - Homotrematidae
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Lithodomus sp." = Lithophaga
"Lithodomus sp." = Lithophaga Röding 1798 mussel
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Periglypta sp. Jukes-Browne 1914 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cerastoderma sp. Mörch 1853 cockle
Gastropoda
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides sp. Brongniart 1810 horn snail
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Celleporidae
Anthozoa
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
11 additional species indicated but not described
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea mellahica" = Montastraea, "Montastrea sp." = Montastraea
"Montastrea mellahica" = Montastraea stony coral
"Montastrea sp." = Montastraea Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora sp. Schweigger 1819 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Balanophyllia sp. Wood 1844 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea sp. Dana 1846 stony coral
Favites neglecta Michelotti 1868 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Tarbellastraea cf. ellisiana Defrance 1826 stony coral
Favia sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Acanthastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Acanthastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Lithophyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
Aquitanophyllia sp. stony coral
Mussismilia sp. Ortmann 1890 stony coral
Dasycladophyceae
 Dasycladales - Polyphysaceae
Acetabularia sp. Lamouroux 1812
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Lithothamnion sp. Heydrich 1897
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Spongites sp. Kützing 1841
Neogoniolithon sp. Setchell and Mason 1943
 Corallinales - Sporolithaceae
Sporolithon sp. Heydrich 1897
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Nubeculariidae