Dir Abu Lifa (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.6° N, 30.7° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 26.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• skull is from bed 16 of Beadnell

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• no lithology description

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: R. H. Reinhart. 1959. A review of the Sirenia and Desmostylia. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 36(1):1-146 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40516: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 24.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Carolia placunoides Cantraine 1838 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Exogyra sp. Say 1820 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea indet. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Eotheroides sp. Palmer 1899 dugong
Eosiren sp. Andrews 1902 dugong
 Proboscidea - Moeritheriidae
Moeritherium sp. Andrews 1901 proboscidean
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
"Zeuglodon sp." = Basilosaurus
"Zeuglodon sp." = Basilosaurus Harlan 1834 whale
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
"Astrohelia sp." = Astrhelia
"Astrohelia sp." = Astrhelia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral