Bhagothoro (Yale-GSP Locality 1) (Miocene of Pakistan)

Also known as Manchar

Where: Sind, Pakistan (26.3° N, 67.8° E: paleocoordinates 22.1° N, 68.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Manchar Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• "possibly 15 or 16 my old" (equivalent to Langhian)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; silty sandstone and brown, gray, red siltstone

• this part of the section consists of "sandstone , often silty" that is "frequently trough cross-bedded" and "Grayish-orange, brown, and red silts"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: new collection made in 1975 and/or 1976

Primary reference: S. M. Raza, J. C. Barry, G. E. Meyer and L. Martin. 1984. Preliminary report on the geology and vertebrate fauna of the Miocene Manchar Formation, Sind, Pakistan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 4(4):584-599 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71442: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 25.04.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• possibly equivalent to collection 35042 (Lower Manchar)
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Proboscidea - Proboscidea
Proboscidea indet. proboscidean
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
"Deinotherium pentapotamiae" = Prodeinotherium pentapotamiae
"Deinotherium pentapotamiae" = Prodeinotherium pentapotamiae Falconer and Lydekker 1876 deinothere
 Ungulata - Suidae