Quarry O (Oligocene of Egypt)

Where: Egypt (29.7° N, 30.6° E: paleocoordinates 26.3° N, 27.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Jebel Qatrani Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• from the upper part of the formation

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified sandstone

• "riverine"
• fish specimen is preserved in (hard) matrix consisting of "sand grains of one to several millimeters in diameter"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: DPC collection

Primary reference: A. M. Murray, E. L. Simons, and Y. S. Attia. 2005. A new clupeid fish (Clupeomorpha) from the Oligocene of Fayum, Egypt, with notes on some other fossil clupeomorphs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(2):300-308 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 108833: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 07.05.2011, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Chasmoclupea aegyptica n. gen. n. sp.
Chasmoclupea aegyptica n. gen. n. sp. Murray et al. 2005 hering
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Bothriogenys fraasi Schmidt 1913 anthracothere
DPC 10616