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The 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:




The abstract is at:





Paul H.

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