Garet el-Esh (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Fayum, Egypt (29.6° N, 30.6° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 26.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Temple Member (Qasr el-Sagha Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; limestone

• double limey hard bed

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: E. Stromer. 1903. Zeuglodon-Reste aus dem Oberen Mitteleocän des Fajum. Beiträge Paläontologie und Geologie Österreich-Ungarns und des Orients 15:65-100 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 74740: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 27.08.2007

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Carolia sp.1 Cantraine 1838 scallop
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp.1 Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Mammalia
 Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae
"Prozeuglodon stromeri n. sp." = Dorudon atrox1, Saghacetus osiris1, Stromerius nidensis n. gen. n. sp.2
"Prozeuglodon stromeri n. sp." = Dorudon atrox1 Andrews 1906 whale
Saghacetus osiris1 Dames 1894 whale
Stromerius nidensis n. gen. n. sp.2 Gingerich 2007 whale