Minqar el-Hut (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Fayum, Egypt (29.3° N, 30.0° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 26.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gehannam Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• Age after Underwood et al. 2011, PaleoDB ref 43835.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; shale and silty, sandy marl

• brown shale with gypsum, cliff forming in places: white marl, silt, sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. D. Gingerich. 1992. Marine Mammals (Cetacean and Sirenia) from the Eocene of Gebel Mokattam and Fayum, Egypt: Stratigraphy, Age, and Paleoenvironments. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 30:1-84 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13403: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.03.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae
Dorudon atrox Andrews 1906 whale
Masracetus markgrafi Gingerich 2007 whale
This specimen is from the Gehannam Formation of Zeuglodon Valley, but it is unclear precisely where.
Basilosaurus isis Andrews 1904 whale