Where: Iran (31.5° N, 52.7° E: paleocoordinates 24.7° N, 47.5° E)
• coordinate stated in text
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Qom Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)
• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Qom Fm, which overlies the continental Lower Red Fm. THICKNESS: Unknown thickness. AGE: Qom Fm is Early-Late Rupelian at this section, although collections originate from Late Rupelian strata based on planktonic foraminfera (pers. comm. Rögl). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within unit.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, calcareous marl
Size class: macrofossils
Reposited in the NHMW
Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),
• COLLECTOR: F. Steininger and M. Harzhauser (~2004). REPOSITORY: Museum of Natural History, Viena (MNHW).
Primary reference: M. Reuter, W. E. Piller, M. Harzhauser, O. Mandic, B. Berning, F. Rögl, A. Krog, M.-P. Aubry, U. Wieland-Schuster and A. Hamedani. 2009. The Oligo/Miocene Qom Formation (Iran): evidence for an early Burdigalian restriction of the Tethyan Seaway and closure of its Iranian gateways. International Journal of Earth Sciences 98:627-650 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 111336: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 23.06.2011
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