Wadi Hitan Catfish Site (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Fayum, Egypt (29.3° N, 30.0° E: paleocoordinates 24.6° N, 26.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Birket Qarun Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• fine to very-fine grained sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Other fish reported to be recovered from site

Primary reference: S. E. El-Sayed, M. A. Kora, H. M. Sallam, K. M. Claeson, E. R. Seiffert and M. S. Antar. 2017. A new genus and species of marine catfishes (Siluriformes; Ariidae) from the upper Eocene Birket Qarun Formation, Wadi El-Hitan, Egypt. PLoS ONE 12(e0172409):1-42 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190950: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 30.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Qarmoutus hitanensis n. gen. n. sp.
Qarmoutus hitanensis n. gen. n. sp. El-Sayed et al. 2017 Ariid catfish