Bed 12a - Gebel Gharra section, Suez (Miocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (30.2° N, 32.3° E: paleocoordinates 29.1° N, 31.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: No lithostratigraphic unit named in text. Due to rapid lateral facies changes lithostratigraphic classification is widely unclear and controversial (Abdelghany and Piller 1999). AGE: Burdigalian, as indicated by foraminiferal biostratigraphy - Miogypsina = M2-M4 following Berggren et al. 1995, and NH4 after martinin 1971; upper part of SB 25 after Cahuzac and Poignant 1997. THICKNESS: From individual bed (<1 m) within 140 m thick section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, coarse-grained, glauconitic, shelly/skeletal, calcareous sandstone

• LTHOLOGY: Sandstone with skeletal material. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified, based on figured specimens (loose from matrix but with sediment adhered, others articulated).

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• COLLECTORS: Mandic and Piller, aided by Abdelghany and Ismail and others. REPOSITORY: Natural History Musem, Vienna.

Primary reference: O. Mandic and W.E. Piller. 2001. Pectinid coquinas and their palaeoenvironmental implications - examples from the early Miocene of northeastern Egypt. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 172:171-191 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34919: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

• COMPLETENESS: Only pectinids listed in collections. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, but lists compiled by specialists, using modern nomenclature and species-level designations.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae