Tura or Tora limestone quarry (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.9° N, 31.3° E: paleocoordinates 23.0° N, 26.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mokattam Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• No formation given by Woodward, but well-known underground quarry is middle Eocene Mokattam Fm. See, for example, Klemm, D.D. and Klemm, R., 2001. The building stones of ancient Egypt–a gift of its geology. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 33(3), pp.631-642.

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: found during commercial quarrying

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1910. On a Fossil Sole and a Fossil Eel from the Eocene of Egypt. Geological Magazine 7(9):402-405 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190954: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 30.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Anguilliformes -
Mylomyrus frangens n. gen. n. sp.
Mylomyrus frangens n. gen. n. sp. Woodward 1910 eel
 Pleuronectiformes - Pleuronectidae
Solea eocenica n. sp. Woodward 1910 flatfish
 Perciformes -
Percoidei indet. Bleeker 1859 perch-like fish
"two species of Percoid fishes"