Dera Bugti Level 6 (Miocene of Pakistan)

Also known as Bugti Hills

Where: Balochistan, Pakistan (29.0° N, 69.1° E: paleocoordinates 24.2° N, 69.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 4 (16.9 - 16.0 Ma)

• from an interval 2 m thick within section B near Kumbi, far to the west of Dera Bugti city

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; poorly lithified sandstone

• "more or less consolidated sand"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1995, 1996

Primary reference: J. -L. Welcomme, P. -O. Antoine, F. Duranthon, P. Mein, and L. Ginsburg. 1997. Nouvelles decouvertes de vertebres miocenes dans le synclina de Dera Bugti (Balouchistan, Pakistan). Comptes Rendus Academie de Science Paris. Sciences de la terr et des planetes 325:531-536 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 69540: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 27.02.2007, edited by John Alroy

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Taxonomic list

 Siluriformes - Siluridae
Siluridae indet. Cuvier 1816 catfish
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudinidae indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Prokanisamys benjavuni" = Kanisamys benjavuni, Spanocricetodon khani
"Prokanisamys benjavuni" = Kanisamys benjavuni Mein and Ginsburg 1985 mouse
 Rodentia - Ctenodactylidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Hoploaceratherium sp. Ginsburg and Heissig 1989 rhinoceros
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotherium sp. Burmeister 1837 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
 Proboscidea - Amebelodontidae
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
 Ungulata - Suidae
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
"Dorcatherium cf. parvum" = Afrotragulus parvus
"Dorcatherium cf. parvum" = Afrotragulus parvus Whitworth 1958 chevrotain
 Pecora -
Pecora indet. ruminant
small sized "sp. II" and "sp. III"
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
 Hyaenodonta - Hyainailouridae
Hyainailouros bugtiensis Pilgrim 1912 eutherian
 Cetacea -
Odontoceti indet. Flower 1867 toothed whale