Qasr Ouzaykhim (Eocene of Jordan)

Where: Jordan (31.9° N, 37.0° E: paleocoordinates 20.0° N, 30.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: phosphorite

• phosphatic chalky sediment

Primary reference: H. Cappetta, F. Pfeil, N. Schmidt-Kittler and E. Martini. 2000. New biostratigraphical data on the marine Upper Cretaceous and Palaeogene of Jordan. Newsletters on Stratigraphy 38(1):81-95 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 65225: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 20.09.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Lamniformes - Pseudocarchariidae
cf. Pseudocarcharias sp. Cadenat 1963 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Mitsukurina sp. Jordan 1898 goblin shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Odontaspidae indet." = Odontaspididae
"Odontaspidae indet." = Odontaspididae Müller and Henle 1839 sand tiger shark
 Orectolobiformes - Parascylliidae
Megascyliorhinus sp. Cappetta and Ward 1977 collared carpetshark
 Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae
Pristiophorus sp. Bleeker 1859 saw shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Heptranchias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sevengill shark
Hexanchus sp. Rafinesque 1810 sixgill shark
 Hexanchiformes -
Weltonia sp. elasmobranch