section 30/85, Wadi Abu Agag (Location 3) (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Also known as Aswan

Where: Aswan, Egypt (24.1° N, 33.0° E: paleocoordinates 5.0° N, 26.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Abu Agag Formation, Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

• one footprint from "Unit F", uppermost part of formation; second from base of section, "Unit E"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain; fine-grained, silty sandstone and lenticular, paleosol/pedogenic, gray, yellow, argillaceous sandstone

• Unit F: "low-energy depositional environment"

•Unit E: "paleosols"

• Unit F: "interbedded sand-siltstone layers...The main facies is characterized by laminated and horizontally stratified fine-grained sandstone and micro cross-lamination. Scour-and-fill structures are rare."

•Unit E: "well developed paleosol horizons that are 1-3 m thick. This individual paleosols are of lenticular shape and show mottled, dark grey to yellow massive shaly sandstones. Weak horizontal stratification can be observed in parts."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected in 1985

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: G. R. Demathieu and P. Wycisk. 1990. Tetrapod trackways from southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Journal of African Earth Sciences 10(3):435-443 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 138680: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
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Tetrapoda indet.
SW 011085/25
Reptilia
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
aff. Chirotherium sp. Kaup 1835 archosaur
SW 0383/24