Dera Bugti Marine Sand (Miocene of Pakistan)

Also known as Bugti Hills

Where: Balochistan, Pakistan (29.0° N, 69.1° E: paleocoordinates 23.6° N, 69.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• from an interval 2 m thick within section B near Kumbi, far to the west of Dera Bugti city

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified sandstone

• "sable meuble ou consolidé"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1995, 1996

Primary reference: J. -L. Welcomme, P. -O. Antoine, F. Duranthon, P. Mein, and L. Ginsburg. 1997. Nouvelles decouvertes de vertebres miocenes dans le synclina de Dera Bugti (Balouchistan, Pakistan). Comptes Rendus Academie de Science Paris. Sciences de la terr et des planetes 325:531-536 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 77783: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 20.01.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus sp. Müller and Henle 1837 wedgefish
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis sp. Linck 1790 sawfish
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
Mobula sp. Rafinesque 1810 devil ray
Aetobatus sp. Blainville 1816 eagle ray
Rhinoptera sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
Pteromylaeus sp. Garman 1913 bull ray
 Galeomorphi -
Carchariniformes indet. Compagno 1973 ground shark
"? Rhizoprionodon sp. ou ? Sphyrna sp."
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo sp. Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark
large sized
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Carcharhinus cf. priscus Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis cf. serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis cf. serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Nebrius sp. Rüppell 1837 nurse shark
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena sp. Walbaum 1792 barracuda
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
"Dorcatherium cf. parvum" = Afrotragulus parvus
"Dorcatherium cf. parvum" = Afrotragulus parvus Whitworth 1958 chevrotain
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae