Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Turonian) bivalves from northern Jordan, Middle East

  • María del Carmen Perrilliat Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, 04510 México, D. F., Mexico.
  • Fayez Ahmad Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Hashemite University, P. O. Box 150459, 13115 Zarqa, Jordan.
  • Francisco J. Vega Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, 04510 México, D. F., Mexico.
Keywords: Bivalvia, Upper Cretaceous, northern Jordan, Middle East., Bivalvia, Cretácico Superior, norte de Jordania, Medio Oriente.

Abstract

Twelve species of bivalves are described for the Upper Cretaceous Ajlun Group of northern Jordan. The specimens were collected in three localities of the Fuheis (?middle to late Cenomanian), Hummar (late Cenomanian), and Shuayb (early Turonian) formations. Some of the species here described are reported for the first time in Jordan and confirm Tethyan paleobiogeographic affinities.

Published
2018-04-20
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