Dash-I-Goran (Oligocene of Pakistan)

Also known as Bugti Hills; DB2 level

Where: Balochistan, Pakistan (29.0° N, 69.2° E: paleocoordinates 20.8° N, 68.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bugti Member (Chitarwata Formation), Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• from the "second ferruginous crust" in the member, called "DB2" in this area and "DB J1" to the south; "late Oligocene"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; lithified, ferruginous claystone

• the member is "a sequence evolving into a regressive fluvio-deltaic environment"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: material is in the collection of the Institut des Sciences d l'Evolution, Université de Montpellier II

Primary reference: G. Métais, P.-O. Antoine, S. R. H. Baqri, M. Benammi, J.-Y. Crochet, D. Franceschi, L. Marivaux and J.-L. Welcomme. 2006. New remains of the enigmatic cetartiodactyl Bugtitherium grandincisivum Pilgrim, 1908, from the upper Oligocene of the Bugti Hills (Balochistan, Pakistan). Naturwissenschaften 93(7):348-355 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 78423: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 06.02.2008, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna twiggensis mackerel shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus balochensis n. sp. requiem shark
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
species 1
? Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Nebrius obliquum nurse shark
Mammalia
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Bugtitherium grandincisivum Pilgrim 1908 anthracothere