Wadi-el-Natrun C (Miocene of Egypt)

Also known as ETE Locality 1432, Zone C, Locality 2507, Wadi-el-Natrun C,

Where: Egypt (30.4° N, 30.3° E: paleocoordinates 30.1° N, 29.9° E)

When: Profile C Member (Muluk Formation), Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• ETE dating method: time_unit, ETE age comment: Radiomet dats to hemphil assems N.Amer

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: Freshwater
• ETE rock type adj: claystone, ETE lithology comments: snd&cly layers w/frequent &irreg bd

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 478, ; ETE museum list: BMNH: British Museum (Natural History), SMU: Southern Methodist University, Schuler Mus.Paleo

Primary reference: G. T. James and B.H. Slaughter. 1974. A Primitive New Middle Pliocenemurid from Wadi El Natrun,Egypt. Annals of the Geological Survey of Egypt IV:333-362 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 22592: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 28.06.2000, edited by John Damuth, John Alroy and Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Actinopteri
 Perciformes - Latidae
 Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae
Barbus sp. Cuvier and Cloquet 1816 carp-like fish
 Siluriformes - Mochokidae
Synodontis sp. Cuvier 1816 upside down catfish
 Siluriformes - Clariidae
Clarias sp. Scopoli 1777 catfish
cf. Clarias sp. Scopoli 1777 catfish
ETE occurrence; species:
 Characiformes - Alestidae
Hydrocynus sp. Cuvier 1816
Cladistia
 Polypteriformes - Polypteridae
Polypterus sp. Lacépède 1803 bichir
originally entered as "Polyterus sp."
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines -
Pelomedusa sp. Wagler 1830 African helmeted turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Ocadia sp. Gray 1870 turtle
Aves
 Struthioniformes - Struthionidae
Struthio sp. Linnaeus 1758 ostrich
Reptilia
 Loricata -
Eusuchia indet.1 crocodilian
Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
 Rodentia - Muridae
Saidomys natrunensis mouse
ETE occurrence; species: gen. et sp. nov.
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion cf. theobaldi hipparionine horse
ETE occurrence; species: gracile
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Pliophoca etrusca2 Tavani 1941 seal
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Enhydriodon sp. Falconer 1868 otter
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaena sp. Brisson 1762 hyaena
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
 Ungulata - Suidae
Sivachoerus sp. Pilgrim 1926 pig
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus protoamphibius hippo
ETE occurrence; species: andrewsi
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Giraffidae indet. Gray 1821 giraffe
Libytherium sp. Pomel 1892 giraffe
Samotherium sp. Forsyth Major 1888 giraffe
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae
Protopterus cf. aethiopicus Heckel 1851 marbled lungfish