Aspidiscus cristatus (lamarck) from the cenomanian sediments of wadi quseib, east sinai, Egypt

D. K. Pandey, Franz T. Fürsich, M. Gameil, W. S. Ayoub-Hannaa

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Aspidiscus cristatus (Lamarck) has been described and illustrated from three coral-bearing horizons of the Cenomanian sedimentary succession of Wadi Quseib, East Sinai, Egypt. The new specimens show well-preserved internal microarchitectures, which corroborate its assignment to family Latomeandridae Alloiteau, 1952. The stratigraphic range of Aspidiscus cristatus suggests that it can be used as index for the Middle to early Late Cenomanian. Based on the morphology of Aspidiscus cristatus and its consistent record, it is suggested here that the coral had a narrow facies range, being adapted to a free mode of life on soft, marly to argillaceous substrate, in low-energy environments subjected to high rates of sedimentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-37
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Palaeontological Society of India
Volume56
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30-06-2011

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Pandey, D. K. ; Fürsich, Franz T. ; Gameil, M. ; Ayoub-Hannaa, W. S. / Aspidiscus cristatus (lamarck) from the cenomanian sediments of wadi quseib, east sinai, Egypt. In: Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India. 2011 ; Vol. 56, No. 1. pp. 29-37.
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In: Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, Vol. 56, No. 1, 30.06.2011, p. 29-37.

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