Also known as Gar El Muluk Formation, Gar El Muluk Hill
Where: Al Buhayrah, Egypt (30.4° N, 30.3° E: paleocoordinates 30.2° N, 30.1° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Gar El Muluk Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene to Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• The formation consists of 35 m (115 ft) of shales, calcareous sandstones and thin limestone beds. It has been assigned a lower to upper Pliocene age. The succession includes, in an ascending order: 1) black carbonaceous shales, GREEN SANDY MICACEOUS SHALES; 2) cross-bedded sandstones and shales; 3) a 30 cm thick bed of calcareous sandstones; 4) a 10 m interval composed of green sands and shales; 5) a 10 cm limestone bed; 6) dark shales and green gypsiferous sands with chert pebbles and gypsum breccia.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: deltaic; poorly lithified, micaceous, green shale
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: No detailed collection data reported.
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 42119: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 23.07.2004, edited by Mark Uhen
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