Cairo- Assyut, Dir Abu Lifa Mmb, B15 (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.6° N, 30.7° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 26.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dir Abu Lifa Member (Qasr El-Sagha Formation), Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore; sandy shale

• yellowish sandy shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: S. H. El-Shazly, G. I. Abdel-Gawad, Y. F. Salama and D. M. Sayed. 2016. Paleontology, paleobiogeography and paleoecology of Carolia-bearing beds from the Late Eocene rocks at Nile-Fayum Divide, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 124:447-477 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184748: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 21.03.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Carolia (Carolia) placunoides Cantraine 1838 scallop
Carolia (Carolia) placunoides placunoides