WH-230 (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Fayum, Egypt (29.3° N, 30.1° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 26.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

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

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; silty shale

• silty shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Cairo Geological Museum (CGM)

Primary reference: I. S. Zalmout and P. D. Gingerich. 2012. Late Eocene sea cows (Mammalia, Sirenia) from Wadi al Hitan in the western desert of Fayum, Egypt. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 37:1-158 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140088: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Eotheroides sandersi n. sp. Zalmout and Gingerich 2012 dugong