Qa' Faydat ad Dahikiya (Eocene of Jordan)

Where: Jordan (31.6° N, 37.1° E: paleocoordinates 25.0° N, 32.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Wadi Esh-Shallala Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, glauconitic, pebbly, gray, calcareous phosphorite

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: I. S. Zalmout, H. A. Mustafa, and P. D. Gingerich. 2000. Priabonian Basilosaurus isis (Cetacea) from the Wadi Esh-Shallala Formation: First marine mammal from the Eocene of Jordan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(1):201-204 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32899: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 17.07.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Squaliformes - Centrophoridae
Centrophorus sp.2 Müller and Henle 1837 gulper shark
 Odontaspidida - Lamiostomatidae
Xiphodolamia sp.2 Leidy 1877 elasmobranch
Xiphodolamia serrata1 Adnet et al. 2009 elasmobranch
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias sp.2 Rafinesque 1810 thresher shark
 Euselachii - Galeidae
Triakis sp.2 elasmobranch
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos sp.2 Link 1790 guitarfish
 Rajiformes - Torpedinidae
Torpedo sp.2 Houttuyn 1764 torpedo
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus sp.2 Müller and Henle 1837 wedgefish
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
Gymnura sp.2 Van Hasselt 1823 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp.2 Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp.2 Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp.2 Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus sp.2 Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Galeocerdo sp.2 Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark
Rhizoprionodon sp.2 Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemigaleidae indet.2 ground shark
Hemipristis sp.2 Agassiz 1843 ground shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp.2 Blainville 1816 shark
 Orectolobiformes -
Brachaelurus sp.2 Ogilby 1906 carpet shark
Pararhincodon sp.2 Herman 1975 carpet shark
 Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae
Pristiophorus sp.2 Bleeker 1859 saw shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Heptranchias sp.2 Rafinesque 1810 sevengill shark
Hexanchus sp.2 Rafinesque 1810 sixgill shark
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Halitherium sp.2 Kaup 1838 dugong
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet.3 Brisson 1762 whale
tooth fragments, not figured
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosaurus isis Andrews 1904 whale
Reticulofenestra
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Prymnesiophyceae
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae
Helicosphaera
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Helicosphaera sp.2 Kamptner 1954