Qasr el-Sagha Formation (general) (Eocene of Egypt)

Also known as Fayum

Where: Fayum, Egypt (29.5° N, 30.5° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 26.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Qasr el Sagha Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithology not reported

• Dir Abu Lifa Member dominated by cross-bedded sandstone and mudrock sequences

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1900's; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. Pérez-García. 2019. New information and establishment of a new genus for the Egyptian Paleogene turtle ‘Stereogenys’ libyca (Podocnemididae, Erymnochelyinae). Historical Biology 31(3):383-392 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 188991: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 25.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Podocnemidae
Andrewsemys libyca Andrews 1903 sideneck turtle
NHMUK R3200 and R4320