Underwood 6 (Eocene to of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.1° N, 30.1° E: paleocoordinates 22.3° N, 25.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Midawara Formation, Lutetian to Lutetian (47.8 - 38.0 Ma)

• 8 m below top of Formation

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; glauconitic mudstone

• glauconitic mudstone seam

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

Primary reference: C. J. Underwood, D. J. Ward, C. King, S. M. Antar, I. S. Zalmout and P. D. Gingerich. 2011. Shark and ray faunas in the Middle and Late Eocene of the Fayum Area, Egypt. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 122(1):47-66 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 137541: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
"Rhinoptera" sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
cf. Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark