section 42/83 (Location 2) (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Also known as Aswan

Where: Aswan, Egypt (23.5° N, 33.1° E: paleocoordinates 4.2° N, 27.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Abu Agag Formation, Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

• in "Unit D"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coarse channel fill; pebbly sandstone and medium-grained, coarse sandstone

• "thick conglomeratic and coarse-grained fluvial sandstone sequence...The main facies consists of large scale trough-cross-bedded pebbly sandstone at the lower part of Unit D. Horizontal and low-angle bedded sandstones are scarce. In the upper part of this unit, the lithofacies changes to medium- and coarse-grained trough and planar-cross-bedded sandstones, and the occurrence of horizontal stratification in which the Tetrapod footprints were found increases."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collected in 1983

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: G. R. Demathieu and P. Wycisk. 1990. Tetrapod trackways from southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Journal of African Earth Sciences 10(3):435-443 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 138679: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides sp. Maidwell 1911 reptile
 Therapsida -
cf. Gallegosichnus sp. Casamiquela 1964 therapsid
 Ichnofossils -
? Scoyenia sp. White 1929
? Planolites sp. Nicholson 1873
Rusophycus sp. Hall 1852