Lina Member (Dolomite) (Paleocene to of Saudi Arabia)

Also known as East of the Great Nafud

Where: Saudi Arabia (28.8° N, 43.7° E: paleocoordinates 15.4° N, 36.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Lina Member (Aruma Formation), Late/Upper Paleocene to Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 48.6 Ma)

• "topmost dolomite bed" of member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; bioturbated dolomite

• "very marginal position... close to emerged shallows (?) made up of the Arabian shield"
• "strongly bioturbated... dolomite bed"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Primary reference: H. Thomas, J. Roger, M. Halawani, A. Memesh, P. Lebret, C. Bourdillon, E. Buffeteaut, H. Cappetta, C. Cavelier, D. Dutheil, H. Tong and D. Vaslet. 1999. Late Paleocene to Early Eocene marine vertebrates from the Uppermost Aruma Formation (northern Saudi Arabia): implications for the K-T transition. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Serie II. Sciences de la Terre et des Planetes 329(12):905-912 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37183: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 03.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula ex gr. exarata clam
"Corbula (Bicorbula) gr. exarata"
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombidae indet., "cf. Rostellaria ampla" = Tibia
Strombidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 true conch
"large strongly winged strombid"
"cf. Rostellaria ampla" = Tibia true conch
"cf. Rostellaria (hippochrenes) ampla"
Anthozoa
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Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834
"reef-type colonial and solitary corals"