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Aporrhaidae from Egypt:

Pugnellidae from Egypt:

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  • Abbass, 1967
  • Abbass. 1972. Paleontological studies of some Saudi Arabian lower Tertiary fossils. Egyptian Journal of Geology 16(1):35-68
  • Abbass, 1977, A monograph on the new Miocene gastropod species in the Cairo-Suez district, Egypt. Journal of the University of Kuwait (Science), 4 1977: 83-158.
    • Abstract: The marine Miocene Gharra Formation in three separate sections along the Cairo-Suez road is generally rich in molluscan remains. The formation, with its four constituent members-the Geneifa Chalky Limestone, the Hommath Sandy Limestone, the Sadat Reefal Limestone and the Agrud Sandstone Members (top to bottom)-has been studied for its fossil gastropod content. Ninety-seven new Miocene gastropod species have been identified, ninety-four of which belong to the subclass Prosobranchiata, two to the subclass Opisthobranchiata and one to the subclass Pulmonata. The range of each of these new species is considered and their respective ages interpreted in the light of previous micropaleontological and microstratigraphical analyses.
  • W. Ayoub-Hannaa & F.T. Fürsich (2011). Revision of Cenomanian-Turonian (Upper Cretaceous) gastropods from Egypt. Zitteliana A 51: 115 – 152.
  • Bellardi, L., 1854: Catalogo ragionato dei fossili nummulitici d'Egitto della raccolta del Regio Museo Mineralogico di Torino. Memorie della Reale Accademia, Torino.
  • Mekawy M.S. 2007. Gastropods of the Cenomanian-Santonian sequence from North Eastern desert, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Geology, 51 : 149-176.
    • Abstract: The studied material is collected from the Cenomanian] Santonian sequence of North Eastern Desert. Three sections were studied: Abu Darag, Wadi El Deir and Wadi El Dakhl. The detailed investigation of the gastropods has led to the recognition of 34 species and subspecies. They belong to 4 orders (Archaeogastropoda, Mesogastropoda, Neogastropoda and Cephalaspidea), 15 families and 24 genera. Most of them are geouped from the Cenomanian and Coniacian rocks. Mesogastropods are the predominant particularly Naticids, Procerithiids and Aporrhaids. The paleoecology conditions are studied .
  • Manal. S. Mekawy, Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt, email:
  • Wagih Saad Ayoub Hannaa, 2011. Taxonomy and palaeoecology of the Cenomanian-Turonian macro-invertebrates from eastern Sinai, Egypt, Dissertation Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, pp. 1-411, Fulltext
  • Zakhera, 2002; Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Maastrichtian) gastropods from west of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palaeontologie Abhandlungen, 225(3), September 2002: 297-336.

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