Underwood 11 (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.3° N, 30.2° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 26.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Gehannam Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• within main glauconites

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; glauconitic mudstone

• open marine mudstones

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 137546: 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
 Odontaspidida - Lamiostomatidae
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias sp. Rafinesque 1810 thresher shark
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
"Rhinoptera" sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish
Anoxypristis sp. White and Moy-Thomas 1941 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Carcharocles sokolovi mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Galeocerdo sp. Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark
Galeocerdo eaglesomei White 1926 tiger shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
? Anomotodon sp. Arambourg 1952 goblin shark