Wadi Milaha, Jebel Hagab (Spiriferina Bed) (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: Asfal Formation, Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• Spiriferina Bed is 42 meters from the base of the formation, approximately 4 meters thick.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, sandy, calcareous marl

• sandy marls and marly 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 41210: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Catherine Powers on 08.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Dimyidae
Dimyodon cf. subrichtofeni Krumbeck 1924 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Pseudolimea ? cumaunica Bittner 1899 file clam
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferinida - Spiriferinidae
Spiriferina abichi Oppel 1865