Quarry A-1 (Jebel Qatrani Formation) (Oligocene of Egypt)

Also known as "lower 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 A-1 is in the "lower 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

PaleoDB collection 12964: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 12.01.2002, edited by Mark Uhen and Pauline Coster

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Taxonomic list

 Ornithurae - Eremopezidae
Eremopezus eocaenus3 Andrews 1904 bird
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Accipitridae indet.1 Viellot 1816 hawk
 Rodentia -
Phiomys andrewsi n. gen. n. sp.2
Phiomys andrewsi n. gen. n. sp.2 Osborn 1908 rodent
AMNH 13275 - holotype
 Hyracoidea - Pliohyracidae
Thyrohyrax sp. Meyer 1973 hyrax
Thyrohyrax pygmaeus Matsumoto 1922 hyrax