Mainland opposite Geziret el-Qarn: Priabonian, Egypt

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Kerunia sp.
Bivalvia - Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula sp. Lamarck 1801
Bivalvia - Pectinida - Anomiidae
Carolia sp. Cantraine 1838
Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758
Mammalia - Dugongidae
Archaeosiren stromeri n. gen., n. sp. Abel 1913
Abel 1913
recombined as Eosiren stromeri
This taxon was collected "west of Dimeh", and this locality is approximately in the same place.
Mammalia - Ungulata - Basilosauridae
Zeuglodon isis Andrews 1904
recombined as Basilosaurus isis
see common names

Coordinates: 29.5° North, 30.6° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:24.8° North, 26.6° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Eocene
Stage:Priabonian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 3
Key time interval:Priabonian
Age range of interval:38.00000 - 33.90000 m.y. ago
Formation:Qasr el-Sagha
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: "shale"
Includes fossils?Y
Modes of preservation:body,original phosphate
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Also known as:west of Dimeh
Database number:49924
Authorizer:M. Uhen Enterer:M. Uhen
Modifier:M. Uhen Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-05-02 06:33:07 Last modified:2006-09-26 14:38:29
Access level:the public Released:2005-05-02 06:33:07
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

6026.5% 17360P. 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]

Secondary references:

36308 O. Abel. 1913. Die eocanen Sirenen der Mittelmeerregion. Erster Tiel: Der Schadel von Eotherium aegyptiacum. Palaeontographica 59:289-360 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]