Fossil Bed F.2558, Zinda Pir (Eocene of Pakistan)

Where: Pakistan (30.4° N, 70.5° E: paleocoordinates 11.8° N, 65.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Domanda Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Lower Chocolate Clays (local zone 10). "Lower Chocolate Clays" now assigned to Domanda Formation (or Sirki Member of Kirthar Fm in other scheme). Upper part contains P12 planktonic foraminifera at Rakhi Nala (and P12 forams found throughout the formation elsewhere).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by F.E. Eames; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: F. E. Eames. 1952. A contribution to the study of the Eocene in Western Pakistan and Western India: C. The description of the Scaphopoda and Gastropoda from standard sections in the Rakhi Nala and Zindar Pir areas of the Western Punjab and in the Kohat District. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B 236:1-168 [L. Ivany/L. Ivany/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 183850: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 16.01.2017

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Leptoconus) safaedensis Eames 1952 cone shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella rakhiensis Eames 1952 turret shell