Dimeh (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.5° N, 30.7° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 26.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• early Priabonian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; sandstone

• The Birket Qarun Formation exhibits an offshore barrier complex on the continental shelf.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: E. Stromer. 1908. Die Archaeoceti des Agyptischen Eozans. Beitrage zur Paleotologie un Geologie Osterreich-Ungarns un des Orients 21:108-177 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 79679: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 17.03.2008, edited by David Nicholson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Podocnemidae
Dacquemys paleomorpha n. sp.1 Williams 1954 sideneck turtle
SMNS 12645. Exact horizon uncertain. Could also be from Qasr el Sagha formation.
 Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae
Masracetus markgrafi n. gen. n. sp.2
Masracetus markgrafi n. gen. n. sp.2 Gingerich 2007 whale