Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Chorlakki (Eocene of Pakistan)

Where: North-West Frontier, Pakistan (33.6° N, 71.9° E: paleocoordinates 14.4° N, 68.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kuldana Formation, Lutetian (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)

• Gingerich (2003) places this collection in the earliest Lutetian

•shown by Gunnell et al. (2008) as being close to the top of the formation, spanning at three beds, and falling just over the Early - Middle Eocene boundary; early Lutetian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified, calcareous conglomerate

• hard, calcareous conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (in situ), chemical, mechanical, sieve

Primary reference: P. D. Gingerich, D. E. Russell, D. Sigogneau-Russell, J.-L. Hartenberger, S. M. Ibrahim Shah, M. Hassan, K. D. Rose and R. H. Ardrey. 1979. Reconnaissance survey and vertebrate paleontology of some Paleocene and Eocene Formations in Pakistan. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 25(5):105-116 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 28978: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.03.2003, edited by Will Clyde and John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)