Kosseir-el-Khadim (Cretaceous to of Egypt)

Where: Al Bahr Al Ahmar, Egypt (26.1° N, 34.3° E: paleocoordinates 10.0° N, 29.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Duwi Formation, Late/Upper Campanian to Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphorite

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Cortese & Di Stefano

Primary reference: M. Gemmellaro. 1921. Rettili maƫstrichtiani di Egitto [Maastrichtian reptiles of Egypt]. Giornale di Scienze Naturali ed Economiche 32:340-351 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 60607: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 18.05.2006, edited by Jonathan Tennant and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Abelisauridae indet.3 Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
Dyrosaurus phosphaticus Thomas 1893 crocodilian
cf. Phosphatosaurus sp.2 Bergounioux 1955 crocodilian
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
Globidens phosphaticus n. sp.1 Bardet et al. 2005 mosasaur
Teeth
"Globidens aegyptiacus" = Igdamanosaurus aegyptiacus1 Zdansky 1935 mosasaur
Teeth
 Sauropterygia - Plesiosauridae
Plesiosauridae indet. Gray 1825 plesiosaur