Quarry V (Jebel Qatrani Formation) (Oligocene of Egypt)

Also known as "upper sequence"

Where: Fayum, Egypt (29.5° N, 30.6° E: paleocoordinates 26.1° N, 27.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Jebel Qatrani Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• Quarry V is in the "upper sequence" (there are two general fossil producing levels in the Jebel Qatrani, the "upper" and the "lower" sequences).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone and mudstone

• "..Jebel Qatrani Formation..comprises predominantly fluvial sandstones and mudstones deposited as point bars and overbank deposits"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. T. Rasmussen and E. L. Simons. 1988. New Oligocene hyracoids from Egypt. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 8(1):67-83 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 12950: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 12.01.2002, edited by Patricia Holroyd, John Alroy, K. Christopher Beard and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Primates - Parapithecidae
Apidium bowni n. sp.5
Apidium bowni n. sp.5 Simons 1995 monkey
 Primates - Propliopithecidae
Propliopithecus ankeli n. sp.6 Simons et al. 1987 monkey
 Hyracoidea - Titanohyracidae
Titanohyrax angustidens n. sp. Rasmussen and Simons 1988 hyrax
 Hyracoidea - Pliohyracidae
Saghatherium humarum n. sp. Rasmussen and Simons 1988 hyrax
Thyrohyrax domorictus Meyer 1973 hyrax
most common hyracoid of the upper sequence
Selenohyrax chatrathi n. gen. n. sp. Rasmussen and Simons 1988 hyrax
Geniohyus magnus Andrews 1904 hyrax
 Hyaenodonta -
Metasinopa sp.1 Osborn 1909 eutherian
 Hyaenodonta - Hyainailouridae
Metapterodon schlosseri n. sp.3, "Pterodontinae "new genus and species C"" = Hyainailourinae3
Metapterodon schlosseri n. sp.3 Holroyd 1999 eutherian
"Pterodontinae "new genus and species C"" = Hyainailourinae3 Pilgrim 1932 eutherian
DPC 9243, 10315
 Artiodactyla -
Nabotherium aegyptiacum4 Andrews 1906 even-toed ungulate
CGM 67200-67202 and DPC 6473, 8213, 8410, 9048, 10197, 10527, 10668, 10736 and 10825
 Ptolemaiida - Ptolemaiidae
Cleopatrodon ayeshae n. gen. n. sp.2, Ptolemaia grangeri n. sp.2
Cleopatrodon ayeshae n. gen. n. sp.2 Bown and Simons 1987 mammal
Ptolemaia grangeri n. sp.2 Bown and Simons 1987 mammal