Bir Khweilfe (Miocene of Israel)

Where: Israel (31.4° N, 34.8° E: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 34.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Primary reference: G. S. Blake. 1935. On the occurrence of marine Miocene in Palestine. Geological Magazine 72:140-142 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 99606: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 16.11.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Arctostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus (Circomphalus) plicatus venus clam
var. dertonensis
"Callistotapes vetulus" = Paphia (Callistotapes) venus clam
and var. pedemontana
Callista chione Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium (Trachycardium) multicostatum" = Europicardium multicostatum
"Cardium (Trachycardium) multicostatum" = Europicardium multicostatum Brocchi 1814 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina (Linga) columbella" = Linga (Linga) columbella, Divaricella divaricata
"Lucina (Linga) columbella" = Linga (Linga) columbella Lamarck 1818 clam