Basti Ahmed (Eocene of Pakistan)

Where: Punjab, Pakistan (30.1° N, 70.4° E: paleocoordinates 11.6° N, 65.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

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

• late Lutetian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; poorly lithified, green shale and poorly lithified limestone

• The Domanda Formation is a 240 m thick (Takra Daab) to 300 m thick (Rakhi Nala) sequence of green and red-brown clay shales with minor limestones.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: P. D. Gingerich, M. Arif, and W. C. Clyde. 1995. New archaeocetes (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Domanda Formation of the Sulaiman Range, Punjab (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 29(11):291-330 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28974: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.03.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
  - Remingtonocetidae
Dalanistes ahmedi n. gen. n. sp.
Dalanistes ahmedi n. gen. n. sp. Gingerich et al. 1995 whale
  - Protocetidae
Gaviacetus razai n. gen. n. sp.
Gaviacetus razai n. gen. n. sp. Gingerich et al. 1995 whale