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Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsThe below paper is an interesting reinterpretation of the depositional environment of the Birket Qarun Formation of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wadi Al-Hitan, also known as either Valley of Whales or Zeuglodon Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt. The paper is: Gee, C.T., Sander, P.M., Peters, S.E., El-Hennawy, M.T., Antar, M.S.M., Zalmout, I.S. and Gingerich, P.D., Fossil burrow assemblage, not mangrove roots: reinterpretation of the main whale-bearing layer in the late Eocene of Wadi Al-Hitan, Egypt. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, pp.1-16. The PDF file is at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326955395_Fossil_burrow_assemblage_not_mangrove_roots_reinterpretation_of_the_main_whale-bearing_layer_in_the_late_Eocene_of_Wadi_Al-Hitan_Egypt https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Sander2 The abstract is at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12549-018-0337-0 Yours, Paul H.
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsEgypt’s Whale Valley home to ancient catfish An Egyptian team documents a new species of fossilized catfish. Aya Nader, Nature Middle East, March 30, 2017 http://www.natureasia.com/en/nmiddleeast/article/10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.57 The paper is: El Sayed, S. E. et al. A new genus and species of marine catfishes (Siluriformes; Ariidae) from the upper Eocene Birket Qarun Formation, Wadi El-Hitan, Egypt PLOS ONE http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172409 (2017) http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0172409 Yours, Paul H.