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section 40/83 (Location 1) (Cretaceous of Egypt)

Also known as Aswan

Where: Aswan, Egypt (23.5° N, 33.0° E: paleocoordinates 4.3° N, 26.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Abu Agag Formation, Turonian (94.3 - 89.3 Ma)

• in "Unit B"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crevasse splay; bioturbated siltstone and bioturbated, fine-grained siltstone

• "a low-energy environment within this fluvial succession." Unit B - channel top sediments, possibly overbank
• "intercalated standstones and highly bioturbated sand-siltstone layers which are horizontal and wavy bedded. Horizontally laminated and thin bedded fine-grained sandstones as well as flaser- and ripple cross-lamination characterize a low-energy environment within this fluvial succession."

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Collected in 1983

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: G. R. Demathieu and P. Wycisk. 1990. Tetrapod trackways from southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Journal of African Earth Sciences 10(3):435-443 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 138678: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.01.2013

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