Abou Roach (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Where: Al Jizah, Egypt (30.0° N, 31.1° E: paleocoordinates 12.0° N, 26.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Santonian (86.3 - 83.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by F. Priem in 1902-1904

Primary reference: F. Priem. 1914. Sur des vertébrés du Crétacé et de l'Éocène d'Égypte. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 14:366-382 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38659: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.04.2004, edited by Loic Villier

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Pseudocorax affinis Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
"possibly from this site"
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
"Scapanorhynchus rhaphiodon" = Scapanorhynchus raphiodon
"Scapanorhynchus rhaphiodon" = Scapanorhynchus raphiodon Agassiz 1843 goblin shark
Actinopteri
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Asteroidea
 Valvatida - Ophidiasteridae
Sladenia fourtaui de Loriol 1904 sea star
Chariaster elegans de Loriol 1909 sea star
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
"Comptonia fourtaui" = Comptoniaster fourtaui, "Comptonia schlumbergeri" = Comptoniaster schlumbergeri, "Forbesiaster wrighti" = Forbesiaster wrighti, "Pachyaster aegypticus" = Forbesiaster wrighti, Metopaster teilhardi
"Comptonia fourtaui" = Comptoniaster fourtaui de Loriol 1909 sea star
"Comptonia schlumbergeri" = Comptoniaster schlumbergeri de Loriol 1889 sea star
"Forbesiaster wrighti" = Forbesiaster wrighti de Loriol 1909 sea star
"Pachyaster aegypticus" = Forbesiaster wrighti de Loriol 1909 sea star
Metopaster teilhardi de Loriol 1909 sea star