Chahbar [Mekran Fm] (Pliocene of Iran)

Where: Iran (27.4° N, 56.6° E: paleocoordinates 26.5° N, 56.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Mekran Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Overlies the lower Mekran Series, and in turn the Gaj beds. AGE: Pliocene, here assigned to the Early Pliocene based on its proximity to Miocene Mekran Series strata. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within unit.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine environment.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: G. H. Tipper. REPOSITORY: Unknown, possibly Geological Suyrvey of India, or British Museum of Natural History..

Primary reference: L. R. Cox. 1936. Fossil Mollusca from southern Persia (Iran) and Bahrein Island. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India 22(2):1-67 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79071: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.02.2008

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Probably not exhaustive, but listing characteristic taxa. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, but with antiquated nomenclature. Identifications by L. R. Cox (British Museum).
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten nearchi Vredenburg 1928 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea (Crassostrea) gryphoides" = Crassostrea gryphoides
"Ostrea (Crassostrea) gryphoides" = Crassostrea gryphoides Schlotheim 1813 oyster
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Nassarius persicus Cox 1936 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Rapana mekranica Cox 1936 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Clavatula tipperi Cox 1936 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Dendroconus) loroisii Kiener 1845 cone shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella angulata" = Kapalmerella ranikoti Vredenburg 1928 turret shell
Turritella harrisoni Cox 1936 turret shell