Rakhi Nala north (Eocene of Pakistan)

Where: Pakistan (30.0° N, 70.1° E: paleocoordinates 11.5° N, 65.3° E)

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

• early Lutetian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; brown, gray, green, red mudstone

• mottled red, chocolate, green and gray clays, with some shale and beds of pepaer shale, especially near the base.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. D. Gingerich, D. E. Russell, D. Sigogneau-Russell, J.-L. Hartenberger, S. M. Ibrahim Shah, M. Hassan, K. D. Rose and R. H. Ardrey. 1979. Reconnaissance survey and vertebrate paleontology of some Paleocene and Eocene Formations in Pakistan. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 25(5):105-116 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45621: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 19.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Xanthidae
Xanthidae indet. MacLeay 1838 stone crab
 Arcida - Arcidae
? Arca sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
? Barbatia sp. Gray 1842 clam
 Carditida - Astartidae
? Astarte sp. Sowerby 1816 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Venericardia sp. Lamarck 1801 clam
Cardita sp. Bruguière 1792 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
 Pholadida - Myidae
? Mya sp. Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
? Tellina sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
cf. Panopea sp. Menard 1807 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina sp. Bruguière 1797 clam
 Unionida - Unionidae
Anodonta sp. freshwater mussel
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Voluta sp. Linnaeaus 1758 volute
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella rakhiensis Eames 1952 turret shell
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. Brisson 1762 whale