Gebel Kibli el Ahram (Unit 1, Maadi Formation), Egypt -Tawadros (2001) (Eocene of Egypt)

Also known as Unit 1, Maadi Formation, Gebel Kibli el Ahram

Where: Egypt (30.1° N, 31.3° E: paleocoordinates 24.2° N, 26.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Maadi Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• At Gebel Kibli el Ahram the Maadi Formation consists of, from base to top: 1) FISSILE MARLS; 2) fossiliferous marly limestones and siliceous limestione beds; 3) gypsiferous marls and brown limestones; 4) marly limestones; 5) brown sandy limestones. Unspecified thickness.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified marl

• No environmental data reported.
• Fissile marls.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: Collection data based on review of previously published literature.

Primary reference: E. E. Tawadros. 2001. Geology of Egypt and Libya 1-468 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 42054: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 22.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Comprises taxa mentioned in text as typical of formation, including molluscs and forams. Page 141 of Tawadros (2001)
Rotaliina
 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
Globigerina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Textularia sp. Defrance 1824
Chondrichthyes
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Propristis schweinfurthi Priem 1897 sawfish
Fish teeth?
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
Fish teeth?
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharias frequens Dames 1883 requiem shark
Fish teeth?
Actinopteri
 Ichthyodectiformes - Saurodontidae