Biostratigraphy of Lower Miocene sections in the Eastern Desert (Cairo - Suez district, Egypt)

Osman Abdelghany, Werner E. Piller

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The occurrence of planktic foraminifera and calcareous nannoplankton allows to date the shallow water sediments (Gharra Formation, Sadat Formation) of the Eastern Desert exclusively into the Lower Miocene (Late Burdigalian). The rapid lateral facies changes do not allow a correlation of the sections lithostratigraphically. The occurrence of three Miogypsina s. str. taxa (M. intermedia, M. cushmani, M. cushmani ex. interc. mediterranea), however, allows further refinement of biostratigraphic dating and also exact correlation of the sections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-617
Number of pages11
JournalRevue de Paleobiologie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Biostratigraphy
  • Burdigalian
  • Egypt
  • Foraminifera
  • Miogypsina
  • Planktic foraminifera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Palaeontology


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