Galand-e-Rud (Konkian) (Miocene of Iran)

Where: Iran (36.5° N, 52.3° E: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 51.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Konka Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Konka horizon. No further lithostratigraphic data reported. AGE: Konkian (Middle Miocene). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within the Konkian horizon.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; argillaceous, calcareous sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine siliciclastic environment, possibly nearshore based on faunal composition.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Calcareous and argillaceous sandstone. LITHIFICATION: Unknown.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Not stated, presumbaly P. E. Süssli. REPOSITORY: Not stated, presumably Geological Survey of Iran.

Primary reference: P. E. Süssli. 1976. The Geology of the Lower Haraz Valley area, Central Alborz, Iran. Geological Society of Iran Report 38 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 77216: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 01.01.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Antiquated, but mostly assigned to species level.
Bivalvia
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus konkensis venus clam
Tapes aff. modesta venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae