Takra Daab (Eocene of Pakistan)

Where: Punjab, Pakistan (30.1° N, 70.4° E: paleocoordinates 11.6° N, 65.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Domanda Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Fossils are described from the lower and middle units of the Domanda Shale. late Lutetian

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; poorly lithified, gray shale and lithified limestone

• The Domanda Formation is a 240 m thick (Takra Daab) to 300 m (Rakhi Nala) sequence of green and red-brown clay shales with minor limestones.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float), mechanical,

Primary reference: P. D. Gingerich, M. Arif, and W. C. Clyde. 1995. New archaeocetes (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Domanda Formation of the Sulaiman Range, Punjab (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 29(11):291-330 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28972: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.03.2003

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Taxonomic list

  - Protocetidae
Takracetus simus n. gen. n. sp.
Takracetus simus n. gen. n. sp. Gingerich et al. 1995 whale