Underwood 17 (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.3° N, 30.1° E: paleocoordinates 24.7° N, 26.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• glauconite lens

• 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 137552: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Lamiostomatidae
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
"Rhinoptera" sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Galeocerdo sp. Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark