Sample 61 AD-65/3, Karkar (type section), central Badakhshan (Jurassic of Afghanistan)

Where: Afghanistan (37.5° N, 71.0° E: paleocoordinates 26.1° N, 78.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Karkar Formation), Late/Upper Bathonian (167.7 - 164.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, brown, gray limestone and lithified, green, red marl

• brownish-grey limestones with intercalations of reddish and greenish marls

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by A. Desio in 1961

Primary reference: C. R. Ronchetti. 1970. New contributions to the knowledge of the Jurassic fauna of Karkar (Northeast Afghanistan). Ital. Expedit., Karakorum (K2) Hindu Kush, Scientific Reports IV, Paleontology – Zoology – Botany 2:43-74 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 76926: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 11.12.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Limidae
Ctenostreon rugosum Smith 1817 file clam
 Pectinida - Oxytomidae
Meleagrinella echinata Smith 1819 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Nanogyra nana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana
"Nanogyra nana" = Nanogyra (Nanogyra) nana Sowerby 1822 oyster
 Cardiida - Neomiodontidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Pronoella desioi n. sp. Ronchetti 1970 clam
Pronoella karkarensis n. sp. Ronchetti 1970 clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae