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Article: Late Cretaceous ammonites from the Wadi Qena area in the Egyptian Eastern Desert

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 32
Part: 2
Publication Date: July 1989
Page(s): 355 407
Author(s): Peter Luger and Manfred Gröschke
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LUGER, P., GRÖSCHKE, M. 1989. Late Cretaceous ammonites from the Wadi Qena area in the Egyptian Eastern Desert. Palaeontology32, 2, 355–407.

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Ammonites from several transgressive phases of the late Cenomanian to the late Campanian in the Wadi Qena area (Eastern Desert, Egypt) are described. Taxa included represent mainly Tethyan (southwest European, North African) and rarer Nigerian and Madagascan species. The recognized species belong to the genera Neolobites, Pseudocalycoceras (early late Cenomanian); Metengonoceras (late Cenomanian); Pseudaspidoceras (late late Cenomanian); Nigericeras, Vascoceras, Thomasites (late Cenomanian to early Turonian); Mammites, Fagesia (early Turonian); Coilopoceras (late Turonian); Metatissotia, Subtissotia (middle Coniacian); Canadoceras, Manambolites (late middle Campanian); Baculites (middle and late Campanian); Libycoceras, Nostoceras, and Solenoceras (late Campanian). A correlation of the late Cenomanian to early Turonian ammonite successions of North Africa, the Middle East, and south-west Europe is attempted.
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