Megaloolithus baghensis Khosla and Sahni 1995 (titanosaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Titanosauridae

Synonyms: Megaloolithus balasinorensis Mohabey 1998, Megaloolithus pseudomamillare Vianey-Liaud and Lopez-Martinez 1997, Megaloolithus pseudomammilare Vianey-Liaud and Lopez-Martinez 1997, Megaloolithus trempii Moratalla 1998

Full reference: A. Khosla and A. Sahni. 1995. Parataxonomic classification of Late Cretaceous dinosaur eggshells from India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 40:87-102

Belongs to Megaloolithus according to A. G. Sellés and B. Vila 2015

See also Bravo et al. 2005, Garcia and Vianey-Liaud 2001, Grellet-Tinner et al. 2003, Grellet-Tinner and Zaher 2007, Khosla and Sahni 1995, Khosla and Sahni 2003, Loyal et al. 1996, Mohabey 1998, Mohabey 2001, Mohabey 2005, Moratalla 1998, Sellés et al. 2013, Suñer et al. 2008, Vianey-Liaud et al. 2003 and Vianey-Liaud and López-Martínez 1997

Sister taxa: Megaloolithus aureliensis, Megaloolithus cylindricus, Megaloolithus dholiyaensis, Megaloolithus dhoridungriensis, Megaloolithus jabalpurensis, Megaloolithus khempurensis, Megaloolithus maghrebiensis, Megaloolithus mamillare, Megaloolithus megadermus, Megaloolithus microtuberculata, Megaloolithus mohabeyi, Megaloolithus padiyalensis, Megaloolithus petralta, Megaloolithus problematica, Megaloolithus siruguei, Megaloolithus walpurensis

Type specimens:

  • Megaloolithus baghensis: VPL/KH 551, an egg. Its type locality is Bagh Caves, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian terrestrial limestone in the Lameta Formation of India.
  • Megaloolithus balasinorensis: FEB-331, an egg. Its type locality is Balasinor Quarry, Kheda, which is in a Maastrichtian peritidal limestone/claystone in the Lameta Formation of India.
  • Megaloolithus pseudomamillare:
  • Megaloolithus trempii: LLB-H/1, an egg. Its type locality is Llabusta (Vilamitjana), which is in a Campanian terrestrial horizon in Spain.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of India (4 collections), Spain (8)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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