Chalehghareh (Qom Fm) (Miocene of Iran)

Where: Iran (36.2° N, 50.6° E: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 49.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Qom Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Qom Fm, which overlies the continental Lower Red Fm. THICKNESS: Unknown thickness. AGE: Qom Fm is Late Chattian-Early Miocene at this section (Mandic et al. 1997), and is here assigned an Early Miocene age based on interpretation of faunal ranges in Harzhauser (2004). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within unit, probably near top.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; poorly lithified marl

• ENVIRONMENT: Littoral environment under fluctuating salinity frm hypo- to hypersaline
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Marl. LITHIFICATION: Poorly-lithified, based on figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: F. Steininger and M. Harzhauser (~2004). REPOSITORY: Museum of Natural History, Viena (MNHW).

Primary reference: M. Harzhauser. 2004. Oligocene gastropod faunas for the Eastern Mediterranean (Mesohellenic Trough/Greece and Esfahan-Sirjan Basin/Central Iran). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 248:93-181 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 76264: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.11.2007

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Taxonomic list

• COMPLETENESS: Exhaustive for gastropoda, mentions informally bivalvia and corals. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, use of genera and subgenera.
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus cf. carcarensis Sacco 1893 cone shell