'Ein Yabrud quarries (Cretaceous of Palestinian Territory)

Also known as Ein Jabrud

Where: Palestinian Territory (32.0° N, 35.3° E: paleocoordinates 10.7° N, 29.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Graysonites wooldridgei - Stoliczkaia amanai ammonoid zone, Bet Meir or Amminadav Formation, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• formation assignment uncertain; PJW: zone misspelled as Graysonites wooldrigei in text. Was Early - Middle Cenomanian, but Yacobucci (2015 - Supplementary Table 1 : Information about this dataset) restricts this to Early Cenomanian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• low energy, shallow marine platform depositional environment, close to shore.
• fine grained, thin-bedded carbonates

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts

Collected by Haas

Collection methods: bulk,

• The collection is said to contain several hundred specimens

Primary reference: G. Haas. 1978. A new turtle of the genus Podocnemis from the lower Cenomanian of 'Ein Yabrud. Israel Journal of Zoology 27:169-175 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 11804: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 12.09.2001, edited by Jason Head, Matthew Carrano and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Crustacea
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Crustacea indet.5 Brünnich 1772
Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet.5 Linnaeus 1758 clam
Cephalopoda
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Cephalopoda indet.5 Cuvier 1797
 Ammonitida - Lyelliceratidae
 Ammonitida - Acanthoceratidae
"Graysonites wooldrigei" = Graysonites wacoense5
"Graysonites wooldrigei" = Graysonites wacoense5 Böse 1928 ammonite
Chondrichthyes
 Euselachii -
Gnathostomata
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Actinopterygii indet.2 ray-finned fish
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Parenchodus longipterygius3 Raab and Chalifa 1987
Enchodus brevis3 Chalifa 1989
 Polymixiiformes -
 Beryciformes -
 Acanthomorphata -
 Aulopiformes - Halecidae
 Aulopiformes - Eurypholidae
 Alepisauriformes -
 Gonorhynchiformes - Gonorhynchidae
 Ellimmichthyiformes - Paraclupeidae
Rhombichthys intoccabilis n. gen. n. sp.3
Rhombichthys intoccabilis n. gen. n. sp.3 Khalloufi et al. 2010
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Pachyamia latimaxillaris5 Chalifa and Tchernov 1982 bowfin
Reptilia
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
"Podocnemis parva n. sp." = Algorachelus parvus2, "Podocnemis judaea n. sp." = Algorachelus parvus
"Podocnemis parva n. sp." = Algorachelus parvus2 Haas 1978 sideneck turtle
"Podocnemis judaea n. sp." = Algorachelus parvus Haas 1978 sideneck turtle
HUJP 3664
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet.5 Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
 Pterosauria -
 Squamata -
 Squamata - Aigialosauridae
Mesoleptos sp.4 Cornalia and Chiozza 1852 squamates
HUJ-PAL EJ699 - part and counterpart (anterior vertebral column, ribs, shoulder girdle, and partial forelimbs)
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
"Haasia gittelmani n. gen. n. sp." = Haasiasaurus gittelmani5
"Haasia gittelmani n. gen. n. sp." = Haasiasaurus gittelmani5 Polcyn et al. 1999 mosasaur
 Squamata -
Ophidia indet.5, Haasiophis terrasanctus n. gen. n. sp.6, "Pachyrhachis problematicus n. gen. n. sp." = Pachyrhachis problematicus2, "Ophiomorphus colberti n. gen. n. sp." = Pachyrhachis problematicus1
Ophidia indet.5 Latreille 1804 snake
Haasiophis terrasanctus n. gen. n. sp.6 Tchernov et al. 2000 snake
HUJ-PAL. EJ 695 - holotype
"Pachyrhachis problematicus n. gen. n. sp." = Pachyrhachis problematicus2 Haas 1979 snake
HUJ-PAL 3659 - holotype
"Ophiomorphus colberti n. gen. n. sp." = Pachyrhachis problematicus1 Haas 1979 snake
HUJ-PAL 3775 - holotype
unclassified
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