Mussafah Channel (Holocene of the United Arab Emirates)

Where: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (24.3° N, 54.5° E: paleocoordinates 24.3° N, 54.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastalpoorly lithified

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. R. Stewart, S. Aspinall, M. Beech, P. Fenberg, P. Hellyer, N. Larkin, S. W. Lokier, F. G. Marx, M. Meyer, R. Miller, P. S. Rainbow, J. D. Taylor, J. E. Whittaker, K. Al-Mehsin, and C. J. Strohmenger. 2011. Biotically constrained palaeoenvironmental conditions of a mid-Holocene intertidal lagoon on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf: evidence associated with a whale skeleton at Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Quaternary Science Reviews 30(25-26):3675-3690 [M. Uhen/C. Peredo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 162177: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Carlos Peredo on 19.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Megaptera cf. novaeangliae Brisson 1762 humpback whale