Dera Bugti Level 2 (Miocene of Pakistan)

Also known as Bugti Hills

Where: Balochistan, Pakistan (29.0° N, 69.1° E: paleocoordinates 22.6° N, 69.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 2 (22.4 - 20.0 Ma)

• from an interval 0.60 m thick within section B near Kumbi, far to the west of Dera Bugti city

•reassigned from MN 3 to MN 2 by Antoine and Welcomme (2000)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; conglomerate

• conglomerates

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1995, 1996

Primary reference: J. -L. Welcomme, P. -O. Antoine, F. Duranthon, P. Mein, and L. Ginsburg. 1997. Nouvelles decouvertes de vertebres miocenes dans le synclina de Dera Bugti (Balouchistan, Pakistan). Comptes Rendus Academie de Science Paris. Sciences de la terr et des planetes 325:531-536 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 77777: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 19.01.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudinidae indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
 Crocodylia -
Gavialis curvirostris Lydekker 1886 crocodilian
"Gavialis curvirostris naricus"
 Ungulata - Suidae