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Khashm el-Raqaba (Eocene of Egypt)

Also known as Shak el-Fadl, Sheikh Fadl, Wadi Tarfa

Where: Egypt (28.5° N, 31.8° E: paleocoordinates 22.6° N, 27.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Gebel Hof Formation, Bartonian (40.4 - 37.2 Ma)

• Mokattamian interval MK4–MK6 (following Strougo, 2008), probably MK5, and in the range of 40–41

•Ma (Leuterbacher et al., 2004).: early Bartonian, equivalent to the Sath el-Hadid and Guishi Formations

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• contains nummulites

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: G. Bianucci, C. Nocchi, C. Sorbini and W. Landini. 2003. L' Archeoceto Nella Roccia alle Origini dei Cetacei 1-18 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47079: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.02.2005

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