Minqar Tibaghbagh BOS (Oligocene of Egypt)

Also known as Qattara Depression, Minqar Tabaghbagh

Where: Egypt (29.4° N, 26.4° E: paleocoordinates 26.2° N, 23.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; white limestone

• whitish limestone layer

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: H. J. Van Vliet, A. S. Schulp, G. A. M. M. Abu El-Kheir, T. M. Paijmans, M. Bosselaers and C. J. Underwood. 2017. A new site with Oligocene terrestrial mammals and an Oligocene selachian fauna from Minqar Tibaghbagh, the Western Desert of Egypt. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 62 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 187874: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 14.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Otodus cf. sokolowi mackerel shark
CGM67191, 69186 and 69195
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
? Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion frequens lemon shark
CGM67191, 67194 and 67195
Galeocerdo sp. Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Carcharhinus cf. perseus Adnet et al. 2007 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis cf. serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis cf. serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
CGM67186, 67191 and 67195
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
cf. Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
cf. Eosiren sp. Andrews 1902 dugong