Six Miles Northwest of Arki (Eocene of India)

Where: Himachal Pradesh, India (31.2° N, 77.0° E: paleocoordinates 10.6° N, 71.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Subathu Group, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• from the "middle zone" of the group

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, gray claystone

• "gray, lumpy clay, somewhat mottled reddish brown and is broken and contorted"

•presumably poorly lithified because (1) sediment is described as "clay" instead of "claystone"; (2) sediment is "broken and contorted"; and (3) specimens are not shown preserved in matrix

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Barnum Brown in 1922; reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: H. E. Vokes. 1937. Eocene Mollusca from the Subathu group (Lutetian), Simla Hills state, India. American Museum Novitates 964:1-13 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81506: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 28.06.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita mutabilis" = Venericardia (Glyptoactis) mutabilis d'Archaic and Haime 1954 clam
Cardita sp. Bruguière 1792 clam
said to be a "new species (?)"
 Triphoroidea - Cerithiopsidae
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Terebellum sp. Röding 1798 true conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet. Fleming 1822 cerith snail