Wadi Falqa (Cretaceous of Jordan)

Where: Jordan (31.2° N, 35.7° E: paleocoordinates 12.5° N, 30.6° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Wadi Umm Ghudran Formation, Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• medium to coarse grained, yellow-reddish to brownish quartz arenitic sandstone.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: H. A. Mustafa, G. R. Case, and I.S. Zalmout. 2002. A new selachian fauna from the Wadi Umm Ghudran Formation (Late Creteceous) - Central Jordan. N.Jb.Geol.Paläont.Abh. 226(3):419-444 [J. Kriwet/W. Glaeser]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 62538: authorized by Juergen Kriwet, entered by Wolfgang Glaeser on 21.07.2006

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos sp. Link 1790 guitarfish
Rhinobatos cf. casieri Herman 1975 guitarfish
 Rajiformes -
Parapalaeobates pygmaeus Quaas 1902 guitarfish
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus sp. Müller and Henle 1837 wedgefish
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Sclerorhynchus karakensis n. sp. elasmobranch
Ctenopristis jordanicus n. sp. elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
Ptychotrygon sp. Jaekel 1894 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax kaupi Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretoxyrhina mantelli Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus texanus Roemer 1852 goblin shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Cantioscyllium hashimiaensis n. sp. nurse shark
 Orectolobiformes -
Eostegostoma sp. Herman and Crochard 1977 carpet shark