Roseifa (Cretaceous to of Jordan)

Where: Jordan (36.2° N, 32.2° E: paleocoordinates 36.2° N, 32.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Senonian to Senonian (89.3 - 66.0 Ma)

• correlates with formation in Palestine that is Maastrichtian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous phosphorite and phosphatic limestone

• phosphate beds, some layers coarse-sandy or conglomeratic, some characterized as flint. Variety of hardness and friability.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: replaced with phosphate

Primary reference: M. Avnimelech. 1949. On Vertebrate Remains in Senonian Phosphate Beds in Transjordan. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 42(2):486-490 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36256: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 20.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Pycnodonta vesicularis Lamarck 1806 oyster
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Baculites sp. Lamarck 1799 ammonite
Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Scapanorhynchidae
Scapanorhynchus texanus Roemer 1852 elasmobranch
Scapanorhynchus gigas Woodward 1889 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Ptychodontidae
Ptychodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
caudal fin spine
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 sawfish
lateral dermal teeth
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
"Corax pristodontus" = Squalicorax pristodontus
"Corax pristodontus" = Squalicorax pristodontus Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
"Lamna appendiculata" = Cretolamna appendiculata
"Lamna appendiculata" = Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
 Pachycormiformes - Pachycormidae
Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
Archelon or Protospargus
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
four types of conical teeth
Globidens sp. Gilmore 1912 mosasaur
teeth