Tendaguru 8a - Maimbwi Creek (Jurassic of Tanzania)

Where: Tanzania (9.7° S, 39.3° E: paleocoordinates 30.0° S, 17.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Trigonia Smeei Bed Member, Early/Lower Tithonian (150.8 - 145.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, coarse-grained, conglomeratic, calcareous sandstone

• coarse grained, conglomeratic, oolithic, sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original calcite

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Janensch's expedition (1909-1913)

Primary reference: W. O. Dietrich. 1933. Zur Stratigraphie und Palaeontologie der Tendaguruschichten. Palaeontographica, Supplement VII/2, Teil 2 1-86 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35571: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine N├╝rnberg on 22.12.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
Cucullaea sp. Lamarck 1801 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
Plagiostoma sp. Sowerby 1814 file clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Liostrea dubiensis" = Praeexogyra dubiensis
"Liostrea dubiensis" = Praeexogyra dubiensis Contejean 1859 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae