Where: North-West Frontier, Pakistan (33.5° N, 71.1° E: paleocoordinates 0.1° N, 64.0° E)
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Hangu Shale Member (Hangu Formation), Selandian to Selandian (61.7 - 55.8 Ma)
• The Hangu Shales are separated from underlying Albian rocks by about 500 ft of barren lithographic limestones and sandstones, the upper 140 ft of which constitute the Hangu Sandstones, which is conformable with the Hangu Shale, but unconformable with the Albian rocks. The shales are overlain conformably by 200 ft of limestone (the Lockhart Limestone). Refined age data obtained from Warwick et al. (2003) and references therein, which suggest a middle to late Paleocene age based on Pollen.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithified shale
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Collection made by Lt-Col. L.M. Davies during military service. Collection is derived from many sections along the continuous outcrop of Hangu Shale.
Primary reference: L. R. Cox. 1930. The fossil fauna of the Samana Range and some neighbouring areas: Part VIII. The Mollusca of the Hangu Shales. Memoirs of the Geological Suvery of India 14 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 52132: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.07.2005
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