Two pteropod and one alleged heteropod species preserved in a limestone slab from the Miocene of Wadi Gharandel, western Sinai, Egypt, are revised and shown to represent three pteropod species, viz. Limacina sp. [either L. inflata (d’Orbigny, 1836) or L. tertiaria (Tate, 1887)], Vaginella austriaca Kittl, 1886, and V. lapugyensis Kittl, 1886. The probable age of the so-called ‘Miocene Grits’ from which the slab was collected, as based on the pteropods, is Langhian to Early Serravallian (Middle Miocene).

Pteropoda, Miocene, biostratigraphy, Limacina, Egypt, Euthecosomata, Gastropoda, Vaginella
Basteria

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Arie W. Janssen. (1998). Notes on the systematics, morphology and biostratigraphy of fossil holoplanktonic Mollusca, 1. Holoplanktonic molluscs from the Miocene of Wadi Gharandel, Western Sinai (Egypt), revised. Basteria, 62(5/6), 193–196.