H-GSP 9209 (Eocene of Pakistan)

Where: Punjab, Pakistan (33.7° N, 72.2° E: paleocoordinates 14.3° N, 68.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• upper Kuldana Formation and transitional beds to the Kohat Formation. Gingerich (2003) places this collection in the earliest Lutetian; early Lutetian

Environment/lithology: marine; green siltstone

• green silt/mudstone of variable induration

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),


Primary reference: J. G. M. Thewissen, S. T. Hussain, and M. Arif. 1994. Fossil evidence for the origin of aquatic locomotion in archaeocete whales. Science 263:210-212 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45527: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.10.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Cetacea - Ambulocetidae
Ambulocetus natans n. gen. n. sp.
Ambulocetus natans n. gen. n. sp. Thewissen et al. 1994 whale