Oron phosphate, "upper level" (Cretaceous of Israel)

Where: Southern District, Israel (30.7° N, 35.1° E: paleocoordinates 13.6° N, 30.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Phosphate Member (Mihash Formation), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• upper part of the Phosphorite Unit of the Phosphate Mbr

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphatic carbonate

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Collected by Lewy

• Geological Survey of Israel

Primary reference: Z. Lewy, A. C. Milner, and C. Patterson. 1992. Remarkably preserved natural endocranial casts of pterosaur and fish from the Late Cretaceous of Israel. GSI Current Research 7:31-35 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92192: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 03.11.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus sp. Agassiz 1843
Endocranial casts
Enchodus faujasi Agassiz 1843
Endocranial casts
 Polymixiiformes -
Polymixia sp. Lowe 1836 beardfish
Endocranial casts
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
Stratodus sp. Cope 1872
Endocranial casts and skeletal remains
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Micropycnodon sp. Hibbard and Graffham 1945
Endocranial casts
 Pterosauria - Azhdarchidae
Titanopteryx sp. Arambourg 1959 pterosaur
Two endocranial casts, isolated bones including wing phalanges and partial humerus