Underwood 41 (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)

• sandstones 2-6 m above shell bed

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; sandstone

• conglomerate at base of large dune sets

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 137584: 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 - Rhinopteridae
"Rhinoptera" sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 eagle ray
"Myliobatis" sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
sp. 1, sp. 2
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark