Shepherd's Lake (Eocene of Pakistan)

Also known as H-GSP 9607

Where: Pakistan (33.6° N, 72.2° E: paleocoordinates 14.3° N, 68.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

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

• early Lutetian (Gingerich, 2003)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: L. N. Cooper, J. G. M. Thewissen, and S. T. Hussain. 2009. New middle Eocene archaeocetes (Cetacea: Mammalia) from the Kuldana Formation of northern Pakistan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4):1289-1299 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 93595: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.01.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gnathostomata
  -
Chondrichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Ictaluridae
Ictaluridae indet. Gill 1861 catfish
catfish
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet. Agassiz 1835
Mammalia
 Artiodactyla -
Artiodactyla indet. Owen 1848 even-toed ungulate
  - Pakicetidae
Nalacetus ratimitus Thewissen and Hussain 1998 whale
Pakicetus calcis n. sp. Cooper et al. 2009 whale
Pakicetus chittas n. sp. Cooper et al. 2009 whale
  - Remingtonocetidae
cf. Attockicetus sp. Thewissen and Hussain 2000 whale