Al-Aqaba, Terrace 5, D, microfacies A (Pleistocene of Jordan)

Where: Jordan (29.3° N, 34.6° E: paleocoordinates 29.3° N, 34.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• 238 000 years

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; packstone

• abundant fragments of calcareous algae, corals, mollucs, echinoids and bryozoans. It also yields abundant Foramiminifera, rare planktonics and stromatolitic structures. Some glauconite grains are also present and the siliciclastic fragments are angular and rather badly sorted. This microfacies suggests a normal lagoonal environment.
• a sandy, detrital biosparite (packstone)

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: I. A. Al-Rifaiy and O. H. Cherif. 1988. The Fossil Coral Reefs of Al-Aqaba, Jordan. Facies 18(1):219-230 [W. Kiessling/A. Girndt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 82751: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Antje Girndt on 01.08.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
Cibicides sp. Monfort 1808
 Discorbacea - Discorbidae
Discorbis sp. Lamarck 1804
 Discorbacea - Eponididae
Eponides sp. Montfort 1808
 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
Globigerina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Textularia sp. Defrance 1824
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
"Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion
"Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion Heydrich 1897
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae
 Miliolida - Soritidae
Amphisorus sp. Ehrenberg 1839
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Quinqueloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
named Quinquelculina in reference
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Triloculina trigonula Lamarck 1804