Shalamzar area, Bakhtiari succession, Bk-2 unit, calcareous mudstone (Miocene of Iran)

Where: Iran (32.1° N, 50.8° E: paleocoordinates 29.5° N, 49.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bakhtiari Formation, Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• The precise dating of the Bakhtiari succession (within the Miocene) requires further highresolution taxonomic and biostratigraphic studies of the foraminifera and nannofossil species.

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal ramp; calcareous mudstone

• 120 m thick, marine sedimentary succession within the clasticdominated Bakhtiari succession
• Calcareous mudstone: planktic foraminiferal marker bed

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. H. Rahiminejad, M. Yazdi, and A. R. Ashouri. 2010. Miocene scleractinian corals from a mixed siliciclastic–carbonate system: Bakhtiari succession, Zagros Basin (central-western Iran). Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 35(4):571-592 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 151419: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 01.10.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
Uvigerina spp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
Globigerinoides spp. Cushman 1927
Globigerina spp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Lagena spp. Walker and Boys 1784
 Nodosariacea - Ellipsolagenidae
Oolina spp. d'Orbigny 1839
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Miliolidae indet. Ehrenberg 1839