Lungfish Bluff, Wadi el-Battikh (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Also known as Dakhleh Oasis, Dakhla

Where: Al Wadi al Jadid, Egypt (25.5° N, 29.5° E: paleocoordinates 9.2° N, 25.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mut Member (Quseir Formation), Middle Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; shale

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: C. S. Churcher and G. De Iuliis. 2001. A new species of Protopterus and a revision of Ceratodus humei (Dipnoi: Ceratodontiformes) from the Late Cretaceous Mut Formation of eastern Dakhleh Oasis, Western Desert of Egypt. Palaeontology 44(2):305-323 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 97761: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 27.08.2010, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet. Cuvier 1825 gar
 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodus humei Priem 1914 lungfish
 Saurischia - Spinosauridae
Spinosaurus sp. Stromer 1915 tetanuran