Bee's Friday Site, Dakhleh Oasis (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Also known as Dakhla

Where: Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt (25.6° N, 29.3° E: paleocoordinates 9.3° N, 25.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mut Member (Quseir Formation), Middle Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• "a few metres below the Duwi Formation"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; shale

• "drift deposits of weathered and water concentrated fragmentary bones, teeth and scales"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Churcher in 1990-1991

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), sieve,

Primary reference: C. S. Churcher and D. A. Russell. 1992. Terrestrial vertebrates from Campanians strata in Wadi el-Gedid (Kharga and Dakleh Oases), western desert of Egypt. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 12(3, suppl.):23A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 54083: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.09.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
cf. Onchosaurus sp. Gervais 1852 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax sp. Whitley 1939 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus sp. Woodward 1889 goblin shark
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus sp. Agassiz 1843
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
 Theropoda -
 Avetheropoda - Carcharodontosauridae
Carcharodontosaurus sp. Stromer 1931 allosauroid
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
Spinosaurus sp. Stromer 1915 tetanuran
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur