Wadi Hitan ZV-81 (Eocene of Egypt)

Also known as WH-81

Where: Egypt (29.3° N, 30.0° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 26.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Birket Qarun Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; poorly lithified sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float), mechanical,

Primary reference: P. D. Gingerich and M. D. Uhen. 1996. Ancalecetus simonsi, a new dorudontine archaeocete (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the early late Eocene of Wadi Hitan, Egypt. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 29(13):359-401 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28977: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.03.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae
Ancalecetus simonsi n. gen. n. sp.
Ancalecetus simonsi n. gen. n. sp. Gingerich and Uhen 1996 whale