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Jabal Buhays, Al Faiyah Range, Simsima Formation (Cretaceous of the United Arab Emirates)

Where: United Arab Emirates (25.0° N, 55.8° E: paleocoordinates 6.4° N, 46.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Simsima Formation, Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Upper Campanian?-Maastrichtian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified packstone

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: M. Gameil. 2005. Palaeoecological implications of Upper Cretaceous solitary corals, United Arab Emirates/Oman Borders. Revue de Paleobiologie 24(2):515-532 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67456: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.11.2006, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

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