Virgal, crinoid beds, Middle Productus-limestone, Salt Range (Permian of Pakistan)

Also known as Wargal

Where: Pakistan (32.4° N, 72.1° E: paleocoordinates 43.1° S, 55.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wargal Formation, Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• Upper part of Middle Productus Limestone, probably Kalabagh Member

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, shelly/skeletal limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. Waagen and J. Pichl. 1885. Productus Limestone Fossils, Part V. Salt Range Fossils, Palaeontologia Indica, Series 13 1(5):771-834 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119550: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.10.2011

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Taxonomic list

Strophomenata
 Productida - Lyttoniidae
"Lyttonia nobilis" = Leptodus nobilis2
"Lyttonia nobilis" = Leptodus nobilis2 Waagen 1883
Friable crinoidal limestone interbedded with compact coral limestone
 Productida - Richthofeniidae
Richthofenia lawrenciana3 de Koninck 1863
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
"Athyris subexpansa" = Cleiothyridina subexpansa2 Waagen 1883
Spirigerella derbyi2 Waagen 1883
Spirigerella grandis2 Davidson 1862
 Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae
"Dielasma biplex" = Whitspakia biplex1
"Dielasma biplex" = Whitspakia biplex1 Waagen 1882
 Spiriferida - Trigonotretidae
"Spirifer musakheylensis" = Neospirifer (Neospirifer) moosakhailensis2
"Spirifer musakheylensis" = Neospirifer (Neospirifer) moosakhailensis2 Davidson 1862
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
"Reticularia indica" = Permophricodothyris indica2
"Reticularia indica" = Permophricodothyris indica2 Waagen 1883
Gastropoda
 Murchisoniina - Soleniscidae
"Macrocheilus avellanoides" = Soleniscus avellanoides4
"Macrocheilus avellanoides" = Soleniscus avellanoides4 de Koninck 1863 snail
Crinoidea
 Cyathocrinida - Cyathocrinitidae
"Cyathocrinus" virgalensis Waagen 1885 Sea lily