G-GSP 9605 (Eocene of Pakistan)

Also known as Valley E

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

• coordinate stated in text

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

• upper Kuldana; early Lutetian (Gingerich, 2003)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; mudstone and siltstone

• This formation during the Eocene period was a low stand sequence tract buried by transgression.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. G. M. Thewissen, S. T. Hussain, M. Arif, A. Aslan, S.I. Madar and L.J. Roe. 1998. New localities of Eocene vertebrates in northern Pakistan and their significance for the origin of modern orders of mammal. Proceedings of the third GEOSAS Workshop held at Islamabad, Pakistan, March 1-5, 1998 19-34 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 95148: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.04.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Ambulocetidae
Gandakasia potens n. gen. n. sp.
Gandakasia potens n. gen. n. sp. Dehm and Oettingen-Spielberg 1958 whale
Thewissen et al. 1998 attribute ths fossil to this locality.