Hambast Mountain Fish locality (Permian of Iran)

Also known as Kuh-e-Hambast

Where: Iran (30.9° N, 53.3° E: paleocoordinates 23.3° S, 50.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• from upper part of Unit 6 or lower part of Unit 7 of the classification by Taraz (1971); upper part of the Pseudogastrioceras Beds (above the Araxoceras Beds)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

• Lithology of the section was discussed by Taraz (1971)

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: chemical,

• Specimen number and repository not stated.

Primary reference: F. Golshani and P. Janvier. 1974. Tooth fragment of a petalodontid fish (Elasmobranchii, Bradyodonti) from the Permian of central Iran. Geological Survey of Iran Report 31:55-61 [C. Bell/C. Bell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63727: authorized by Chris Bell, entered by Chris Bell on 19.08.2006

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Taxonomic list

• "Invertebrate fossils like brachiopods, cephalopods, corals and others are quite abundant..."

•Petalorhynchus record is reported in postscript.

 Petalodontiformes - Petalodontidae
Petalodontidae indet. Newberry and Worthen 1866 chimaera
"closely resembles the tooth of Megactenopetalodus kaibabanus David from the Permian of the Grand Canyon of Colorado {sic} in North America (David, 1944)" (p. 60)
 Petalodontiformes - Pristodontidae
Petalorhynchus sp. Newberry and Worthen 1866 chimaera