36 meter bed, Balast section, Alborz Mountaings, 10 km northwest of Damghan (Carboniferous of Iran)

Where: Markazi, Iran (36.5° N, 54.6° E: paleocoordinates 41.1° S, 72.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Eoparastaffella simplex foram zone, Mobarak Formation, Chadian (345.3 - 345.0 Ma)

• Very top of Visean in this formation; however, the Mobarak stops partway through the Visean. Authors estimate possibly Livian, which coincides with the Eoparastaffella simplex zone; Fig. 3

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

• limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. D. Hoare and B. Aghababula. 2001. Large Devonian and Mississippian rostroconchs (Mollusca) from Iran. Journal of Paleontology 75(5):1047-1051 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 57118: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 02.12.2005

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Taxonomic list

Rostroconchia
 Conocardiida - Hippocardiidae
Hippocardia alborza Hoare and Aghababula 2001