Underwood 39 (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.3° N, 30.0° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 25.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Qasr el-Sagha Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• conglomerate at base of large dune sets

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; conglomerate

• conglomerate at base of large dune sets

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk

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 137582: 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 -
Coupatezia sp. Cappetta 1982 stingray
aff. Coupatezia sp. Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae
aff. Burnhamia sp. Cappetta 1976 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
Ouledia sp. stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae indet. Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
? Pastinachus sp. Rüppell 1828 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
"Rhinoptera" sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
"Myliobatis" sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
sp. 1, sp. 2
 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
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish
 Torpediniformes - Narcinidae
Narcine sp. Henle 1834 numbfish
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Nebrius sp. Rüppell 1837 nurse shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Galeocerdo sp. Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
or Sphyrna sp.
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Crassescyliorhinus sp. Underwood and Ward 2008 cat shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis sp. Agassiz 1843 ground shark
 Euselachii -
Odontorhytis aff. pappenheimi Bohm 1926 elasmobranch