Nisai Group (upper) (Oligocene of Pakistan)

Where: Pakistan (30.8° N, 68.1° E: paleocoordinates 21.1° N, 67.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Nisai Group, Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Nisai Group, which unconformably overlies the Parh Group and Hindubagh intrusions and is conformably overlain by the Murgha Faqirzai shale and Multana Fm. THICKNESS: Ranges from 400-2000 ft. AGE: Oligocene, in text, but refined to Early Oligocene by enter on the basis of stratigraphic contact with Eocene beds of the same formation. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: A composite list for the upper part of this group.

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine carbonate environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Reefoidal limestone. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis on facies description and age.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Not reported in text. REPOSITORY: Not reported in text.

Primary reference: Hunting Survey Corporation, LTD. 1961. Reconnaissance Geology of Part of West Pakistan 1-550 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 79073: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.02.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for bivalvia, gastropoda, echinoidea, algae, and foraminifera.
 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
 Planorbulinacea - Planorbulinidae
 Orbitoidacea - Lepidocyclinidae
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Marginulina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Teredo (Kuphus) polythalamia Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Miliolida - Alveolinidae