Where: Egypt (30.2° N, 32.3° E: paleocoordinates 29.1° N, 31.1° E)
• coordinate stated in text
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: No lithostratigraphic unit named in text. Due to rapid lateral facies changes lithostratigraphic classification is widely unclear and controversial (Abdelghany and Piller 1999). AGE: Burdigalian, as indicated by foraminiferal biostratigraphy - Miogypsina = M2-M4 following Berggren et al. 1995, and NH4 after martinin 1971; upper part of SB 25 after Cahuzac and Poignant 1997. THICKNESS: From individual bed (<1 m) within 140 m thick section.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, coarse-grained, glauconitic, shelly/skeletal, calcareous sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: bulk,
• COLLECTORS: Mandic and Piller, aided by Abdelghany and Ismail and others. REPOSITORY: Natural History Musem, Vienna.
Primary reference: O. Mandic and W.E. Piller. 2001. Pectinid coquinas and their palaeoenvironmental implications - examples from the early Miocene of northeastern Egypt. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 172:171-191 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 34919: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.10.2003
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