Underwood 27 (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.3° N, 30.0° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 26.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Birket Qarun Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• 1-2 m above Camp White layer

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; sandstone

• open marine mudstones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk

• matrix of Basilosaurus bulk sampled

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 137568: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp. Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Euselachii - Galeidae
Triakis sp. elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
Gymnura sp. Van Hasselt 1823 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
? Himantura sp. Müller and Henle 1837 whiptail stingray
Neotrygon sp. Castelnau 1873 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Platyrhinidae
? Platyrhina sp. Müller and Henle 1838 stingray
? Platyrhinoidis sp. Garman 1880 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
"Rhinoptera" sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Rajiformes - Torpedinidae
Torpedo sp. Houttuyn 1764 torpedo
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus sp. Müller and Henle 1837 wedgefish
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 sawfish
? Pristis sp. Linck 1790 sawfish
Anoxypristis sp. White and Moy-Thomas 1941 sawfish
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Hexanchus sp. Rafinesque 1810 sixgill shark
 Orectolobiformes - Parascylliidae
Megascyliorhinus sp. Cappetta and Ward 1977 collared carpetshark
 Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae
? Stegostoma sp. Mueller and Henle 1838 wobbegong
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
Chiloscyllium sp. Müller and Henle 1837 carpet shark
 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
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Scyliorhinidae indet. Gill 1862 cat shark
Crassescyliorhinus sp. Underwood and Ward 2008 cat shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis sp. Agassiz 1843 ground shark
 Pelagiceti - Basilosauridae
Basilosaurus isis Andrews 1904 whale