Gebel el Dist (bed N) (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Also known as Gabal el Dist

Where: Matruh, Egypt (28.4° N, 28.9° E: paleocoordinates 8.1° N, 23.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Baharîje Formation, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• from Said's Unit 5 = Stromer's bed 7M; approx. 125 m below top of formation, bed forms a persistent bench

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone

• "very nearshore conditions"

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by SMU in 1967

Collection methods: surface (float),

• collected by Shuler Museum of Paleontology Expedition, spring 1967

Primary reference: B. H. Slaughter and J. T. Thurmond. 1974. A lower Cenomanian (Cretaceous) ichthyofauna from the Bahariya Formation of Egypt. Annals of the Geological Survey of Egypt 4:25-40 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 84550: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 29.10.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp. Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Onchopristis numidus Haug 1905 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna planidens mackerel shark
Lamna sulcata Geinitz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis sp. Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis bicarinatus Williston 1900 sand tiger shark
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus "sp. A" Agassiz 1843
Enchodus "sp. B" Agassiz 1843
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
 Pycnodontiformes - Gyrodontidae
? Gyrodus sp. Agassiz 1843