Wadi Milaha, Jebel Hagab (Lopha Beds) (Triassic of the United Arab Emirates)

Where: United Arab Emirates (25.8° N, 56.1° E: paleocoordinates 6.1° S, 42.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sumra Formation, Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, shelly/skeletal, brown wackestone and lithified, yellow, calcareous shale

• These are mainly thin-bedded, brown weathering, shelly limestones, and reddish-purple, yellow or brown marly shales, closely interbedded. There are also occasional massive fine-grained limestones.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. G. S. Hudson in 1951; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: R. G. S. Hudson and R. P. S. Jefferies. 1961. Upper Triassic brachiopods and lamellibranchs from the Oman Peninsula, Arabia. Palaeontology 4(1):1-41 [D. Bottjer/C. Powers/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41203: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Catherine Powers on 08.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• corals also present
 Pectinida - Dimyidae
Dimyodon cf. subrichtofeni Krumbeck 1924 scallop
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Indopecten clignetti, "Aequipecten serraticosta" = Indopecten serraticosta
Indopecten clignetti Krumbeck 1913 scallop
"Aequipecten serraticosta" = Indopecten serraticosta Bittner 1899 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Plagiostoma nudum Parona 1889 file clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Lopha blanfordi Lees 1928 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus speciosus Merla 1933 mussel
Modiolus jaworskii Wanner and Knipscheer 1951 mussel
 Cardiida - Palaeocarditidae
Palaeocardita buruca Krumbeck 1913 clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
? Homomya sublariana Krumbeck 1913 clam
 Trigoniida - Myophoriidae
Costatoria ? vestitaeformis Krumbeck 1923 clam
Costatoria omanica Diener 1908 clam