Quarry O: Rupelian, Egypt

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Actinopteri - Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Chasmoclupea aegyptica n. gen., n. sp. Murray et al. 2005
Mammalia - Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Bothriogenys fraasi (Schmidt 1913)
Sallam et al. 2016
DPC 10616
see common names

Coordinates: 29.7° North, 30.6° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:26.3° North, 27.3° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Oligocene
Stage:Rupelian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 4
Key time interval:Rupelian
Age range of interval:33.90000 - 28.10000 m.y. ago
Formation:Jebel Qatrani
Stratigraphy comments: from the upper part of the formation
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: lithified sandstone
Lithology description: fish specimen is preserved in (hard) matrix consisting of "sand grains of one to several millimeters in diameter"
Environment:fluvial indet.
Geology comments: "riverine"
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:some genera
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: DPC collection
Database number:108833
Authorizer:J. Alroy, P. Mannion Enterer:J. Alroy, P. Mannion
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2011-05-07 14:40:47 Last modified:2011-05-07 00:40:47
Access level:the public Released:2011-05-07 14:40:47
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

35990. 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]

Secondary references:

60816 H. M. Sallam, A. H. Sileem, E. R. Miller and G. F. Gunnell. 2016. Deciduous dentition and dental eruption sequence of Bothriogenys fraasi (Anthracotheriidae, Artiodactyla) from the Fayum Depression, Egypt. Palaeontologia Electronica 19(3):38A:1-20 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]