Rakhi Nala 2 (Eocene of Pakistan)

Also known as RN-2, G-RN2

Where: Punjab, Pakistan (29.9° N, 70.1° E: paleocoordinates 13.2° N, 65.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Domanda Formation (Khirthar Group), Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, argillaceous shale and poorly lithified siltstone

• oxidixed red and brown clay shales and minor siltstones and sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: P. D. Gingerich, S. M. Raza, M. Arif, M. Anwar, and X. Zhou. 1993. Partial skeletons of Indocetus ramani (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the lower Middle Eocene Domanda Shale in the Sulaiman Range of Punjab (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 28(16):393-416 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38498: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 22.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Carpiliidae
Proxicarpilius planifrons2 Collins and Morris 1978 crab
 Carditida - Astartidae
? Astarte sp.1 Sowerby 1816 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Venericardia sp.1 Lamarck 1801 clam
Cardita sp.1 Bruguière 1792 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula sp.1 Bruguière 1789 clam
 Pholadida - Myidae
? Mya sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
? Tellina sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
cf. Panopea sp.1 Menard 1807 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina sp.1 Bruguière 1797 clam
 Unionida - Unionidae
Anodonta sp.1 freshwater mussel
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella rakhiensis1 Eames 1952 turret shell
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo latidens1 Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Pterosphenus sp.1 Lucas 1898 snake