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Magar Pir, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan (Miocene of Pakistan)

Also known as Reef 3097

Where: Sind, Pakistan (25.0° N, 67.0° E: paleocoordinates 20.0° N, 66.8° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Gaj Group, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Age broadly defined as Miocene but above presumable Lower Miocene and below suspect Upper Miocene/Pliocene.

•More recent data suggest an Early Miocene (Burdigalian) age for the Gaj series (or formation)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone and sandstone

• Unclear if real reef

Primary reference: P. M. Duncan. 1880. Sind fossil corals and Alcyonaria. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, Palaeontologica Indica, Ser. 7 and 14 1(1):1-110 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 11292: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 02.08.2001

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