Km55 (Eocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (28.8° N, 29.1° E: paleocoordinates 24.2° N, 25.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Qasr El Sagha Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandy mudstone

• sandy mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. Adnet, H. Cappetta, S. Elnahas and A. Strougo. 2011. A new Priabonian Chondrichthyans assemblage from the Western desert, Egypt: Correlation with the Fayum oasis. Journal of African Earth Sciences 61:27-37 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 145984: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.06.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos sp. Link 1790 guitarfish
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 sawfish
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia sp. Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae indet. Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
Pastinachus sp. Rüppell 1828 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
"Rhinopteridae indet." = Rhinopterinae
"Rhinopteridae indet." = Rhinopterinae Jordan and Evermann 1896 cow-nosed ray
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
or Negaprion sp,
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
? Sphyrna sp. Rafinesque 1810 hammerhead shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp. Blainville 1816 shark
 Euselachii -
Odontorhytis aff. pappenheimi Bohm 1926 elasmobranch