Minqar Tibaghbagh BOTM (Oligocene of Egypt)

Also known as Qattara Depression, Minqar Tabaghbagh

Where: Egypt (29.2° N, 26.4° E: paleocoordinates 25.9° N, 23.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, massive, white sandstone

• white, poorly consolidated sandstone without clear stratification, about 0.75 m thick

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: H. J. Van Vliet, A. S. Schulp, G. A. M. M. Abu El-Kheir, T. M. Paijmans, M. Bosselaers and C. J. Underwood. 2017. A new site with Oligocene terrestrial mammals and an Oligocene selachian fauna from Minqar Tibaghbagh, the Western Desert of Egypt. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 62 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 187873: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 14.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides sp. Brongniart 1810 horn snail
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Aetobatus sp. Blainville 1816 eagle ray
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
cf. Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
"severely weathered and damaged skull in association with some vertebrae"
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
cf. Eosiren sp. Andrews 1902 dugong
 Proboscidea - Palaeomastodontidae
cf. Phiomia sp. Andrews and Beadnell 1902 proboscidean
CGM67187, 67189 and 67199
 Hyracoidea - Titanohyracidae
cf. Antilohyrax sp. Rasmussen and Simons 2000 hyrax
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
cf. Bothriogenys sp. Schmidt 1913 anthracothere