Kunvit, Habib Rahi Formation (Eocene of Pakistan)

Where: Balochistan, Pakistan (30.1° N, 69.8° E: paleocoordinates 11.7° N, 65.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Habib Rahi Formation), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• transitional beds at the top of the Habib Rahi Formation and base of the Domanda Formation

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; brown, green, argillaceous shale

• green and brown clay shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. D. Gingerich, M. Haq, I. S. Zalmout, I. H. Khan, and M. S. Malkani. 2001. Origin of whales from early artiodactyls: Hands and feet of Eocene Protocetidae from Pakistan. Science 293:2239-2242 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 28981: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.03.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Sirenia - Protosirenidae
Protosiren eothene n. sp.3 Zalmout et al. 2003 sirenian
 Cetacea - Protocetidae
Makracetus bidens n. gen. n. sp.2, Rodhocetus balochistanensis n. sp., Artiocetus clavis n. gen. n. sp., Maiacetus inuus n. gen. n. sp.1
Makracetus bidens n. gen. n. sp.2 Gingerich et al. 2005 whale
Rodhocetus balochistanensis n. sp. Gingerich et al. 2001 whale
Artiocetus clavis n. gen. n. sp. Gingerich et al. 2001 whale
Maiacetus inuus n. gen. n. sp.1 Gingerich et al. 2009 whale