Underwood 13 (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)

• above 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 137548: 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 - Mobulidae
? Burnhamia sp. Cappetta 1976 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
"Rhinoptera" sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Galeocerdo sp. Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
or Sphyrna
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis sp. Agassiz 1843 ground shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
? Anomotodon sp. Arambourg 1952 goblin shark