Mainland opposite Geziret el-Qarn (Eocene of Egypt)

Also known as west of Dimeh

Where: Egypt (29.5° N, 30.6° E: paleocoordinates 24.8° N, 26.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Qasr el-Sagha Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: P. D. Gingerich. 1992. Marine Mammals (Cetacean and Sirenia) from the Eocene of Gebel Mokattam and Fayum, Egypt: Stratigraphy, Age, and Paleoenvironments. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 30:1-84 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49924: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.05.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula sp. Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Carolia sp. Cantraine 1838 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
"Archaeosiren stromeri n. gen. n. sp." = Eosiren stromeri
"Archaeosiren stromeri n. gen. n. sp." = Eosiren stromeri Abel 1913 dugong
This taxon was collected "west of Dimeh", and this locality is approximately in the same place.
 Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae
"Zeuglodon isis" = Basilosaurus isis
"Zeuglodon isis" = Basilosaurus isis Andrews 1904 whale