Scarp on the eastern side of Minia (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (28.1° N, 30.8° E: paleocoordinates 20.6° N, 25.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Samalut Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Presumably actually from the Samalut Formation, which is equivalent to (or slightly older than) the Mokattam Formation. The unit is approximately 160 m (525 ft) in thickness at this locality.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shelly/skeletal limestone

• No environmental data reported.
• Made up of limestone with gastropods and bivalves.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: E. E. Tawadros. 2001. Geology of Egypt and Libya 1-468 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 41904: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 21.07.2004, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Comprises taxa mentioned in text as typical of formation, including molluscs and forams. Page 135 of Tawadros (2001)
Rotaliina
 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
Nautilidae indet. de Blainville 1825 nautiloid
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Schizaster fourtaui heart urchin
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
 Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae
Cassidulus sp. Lamarck 1801 sea urchin
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae