Gebel Mokattam, upper (Eocene of Egypt)

Also known as Schweinfurth IV, Cairo, Egypt

Where: Egypt (30.0° N, 31.3° E: paleocoordinates 24.2° N, 26.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Giushi Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; limestone

• open shallow subtidal

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: E. Fraas. 1904. Neue Zeuglodonten aus dem Unteren Mitteleocän vom Mokattam bei Cairo. Geologische und Palaeontologische Abhandlungen 6(3):199-220 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45626: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 19.11.2004

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina sp.1 Bruguière 1797 clam
Mammalia
 Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae
Basilotritus sp.2 Goldin and Zvonok 2013 whale
these are the lumbar vertebrae described by Fraas (1904) and Stromer (1908)
  - Protocetidae
"Mesocetus schweinfurthi n. gen. n. sp." = Eocetus schweinfurthi
"Mesocetus schweinfurthi n. gen. n. sp." = Eocetus schweinfurthi Fraas 1904 whale
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Schizaster sp.1 Agassiz 1835 heart urchin
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae