Safed Tobah (Eocene of Pakistan)

Where: Pakistan (29.4° N, 70.0° E: paleocoordinates 11.0° N, 64.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Khirthar Formation), Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• lower Khirthar, undoubtedly the equivalent, at any rate in part, of the Planorbis Freshwater Beds of the Lower Chharats of the Kala Chitta Range

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; blue shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: G.E. Pilgrim. 1940. Middle Eocene Mammals from North-west India. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Series B 110:127-152 [W. Clyde/W. Clyde/W. Clyde]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 93752: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.02.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Anthracotheriidae indet. Leidy 1869 anthracothere
 Acreodi - Mesonychidae
Mesonychidae indet. Cope 1875 condylarth