Western Hindukush (Triassic of Afghanistan)

Where: Afghanistan (35.0° N, 68.0° E: paleocoordinates 3.7° N, 57.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• Doab Series

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; black, calcareous shale

• shale, black, marly, with limestone nodules

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Furon and L. F. Rosset. 1951. Contribution a l'etude du Trias en Afghanistan. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle 23(5):558-565 [D. Bottjer/C. Powers/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 44173: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Catherine Powers on 03.09.2004

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Halobiidae
Daonella cf. moussoni Merian 1853 oyster
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
Trematoceras indet. Eichwald 1851
 Aulacoceratida - Xiphoteuthididae
 Ceratitida - Sturiidae
Sturia sansovinii Mojsisovics 1869 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Trachyceratidae
Trachyceras sp. Laube 1869 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Ceratitidae
"Ceratites afghanicus" = Bugunzhites afghanicus, "Ceratites afghanicus" = Bugunzhites afghanicus
"Ceratites afghanicus" = Bugunzhites afghanicus Furon 1951 ceratite
"Ceratites afghanicus" = Bugunzhites afghanicus Furon 1951 ceratite
var. zaheri
 Phylloceratida - Ussuritidae
"Monophyllites cf. sphaerophyllus" = Monophyllites wengensis
"Monophyllites cf. sphaerophyllus" = Monophyllites wengensis Klipstein 1843 ammonite
 Nautilida - Tainoceratidae
Pleuronautilus sp. Mojsisovics 1882 nautiloid