Near Town-of-Ilam (Eocene to of Iran)

Where: Ilam, Iran (35.6° N, 47.4° E: paleocoordinates 26.1° N, 41.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pabdeh Formation, Middle Eocene to Middle Eocene (48.6 - 33.9 Ma)

• The Pabdeh Formation, was erroneously aged Cretaceous by Priem (1908), and Rupelian (Oligocene) by Arambourg (1943) and Arambourg (1967). It is more accurately middle to late Eocene in age (Afsari et al., 2014; and references therein).

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. Davesne. 2017. A fossil unicorn crestfish (Teleostei, Lampridiformes, Lophotidae) from the Eocene of Iran. PeerJ 5(e3381) [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190737: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 15.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Allotriognathi - Lophotidae
Babelichthys olneyi n. gen. n. sp., Lophotes elami n. sp.
Babelichthys olneyi n. gen. n. sp. Davesne 2017
Lophotes elami n. sp. Arambourg 1943