Mahulia Local, Unit 3, Baripada Beds (Miocene of India)

Where: Orissa, India (21.9° N, 86.7° E: paleocoordinates 15.6° N, 85.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; gray, green shale

• Shale: Grey to greyish-green finely laminated, splintry at places, fossiliferous

Primary reference: S. N. Bhalla and P. Dev. 1988. Paleoecology of Baripada beds (Middle Miocene), East Coast of India. Bulletin of the Indian Geologists' Association 21(2):141-153 [L. Ivany/P. Wall/P. Wall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46366: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Patrick Wall on 11.01.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis aquitanicus Delfortrie 1871 sawfish
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Hypoprion horai requiem shark
Scoliodon laticaudus requiem shark
Carcharhinus collata requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna lewini Griffith and Smith 1834 hammerhead shark