Elphinstone Inlet (Lees coll) (Triassic of Oman)

Where: Oman (26.2° N, 56.3° E: paleocoordinates 5.8° S, 43.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, brown wackestone and lithified shale

• 500 feet of brown limestones, shales and sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G.M. Lees, W. Gray in 1924-1925; 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 41213: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Catherine Powers on 08.07.2004, edited by John Alroy

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Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Palaeocarditidae
Palaeocardita trapezoidalis Krumbeck 1913 clam
1 ssp. trapezoidalis, 2 ssp. leesi
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Protocardia rhaetica Merian 1853 cockle