Nayband Formation - Locality 3: Aliabad (Triassic of Iran)

Where: Iran (32.5° N, 57.4° E: paleocoordinates 11.6° S, 43.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Howz-e Khan Member (Nayband Formation), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• north-west of small village of Aliabad

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm

• coral-sponge reefs

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Specimen housed at the Palaeontologisches Institut der Universitat Wurzburg (PIW)

Primary reference: M. Hautmann. 2001. Taxonomy and phylogeny of cementing Triassic bivalves (Families Prospondylidae, Plicatulidae, Dimyidae and Ostreidae). Palaeontology 44(2):339-373 [D. Bottjer/C. Powers/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41518: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Catherine Powers on 15.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Dimyidae
 Pectinida - Terquemiidae
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
 Pectinida - Prospondylidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae