Yale-GSP locality W1 (Paleocene of Pakistan)

Where: Sind, Pakistan (26.2° N, 67.9° E: paleocoordinates 4.3° S, 58.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Lakhra Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; gypsiferous shale

• "greensand rocks"; nearly horizontal beds of soft, brown and greenish-gray, gypsiferous shales

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. D. Archibald (part of Yale-GSP fieldwork) in 1981

Primary reference: G. W. Storrs. 1986. A Dyrosaurid Crocodile (Crocodylia: Mesosuchia) from the Paleocene of Pakistan. Postilla 197:1-16 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114106: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 09.08.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda -
Brachyura indet. Latreille 1802 crab
"fragments of crab shell"
Annelida indet. Lamarck 1809
"worm tubes"
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatella sp. Lamarck 1799 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Venericardia sp. Lamarck 1801 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
? Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
? Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Elasmobranchii indet. elasmobranch
shark teeth
 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 bony fish
fish vertebrae
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
Dyrosauridae indet. crocodilian
GSP 1020 (nearly complete vertebral column and portions of an associated pelvis and hind limb)
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
rare carbonized plant debris