Underwood 43 (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 11.5-12 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 137586: 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 - Dasyatidae
? 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
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis sp. Linck 1790 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Carcharocles sokolovi mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Abdounia 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 - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis sp. Agassiz 1843 ground shark
 Euselachii -
Odontorhytis aff. pappenheimi Bohm 1926 elasmobranch