Chandigarh - Pinjor Formation (Pleistocene of India)

Where: India (30.7° N, 76.9° E: paleocoordinates 30.0° N, 77.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pinjor Formation (Siwalik Group), Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; argillaceous shale and silty sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• They report "Collection of faunal remains of Proboscideans" but the article deals only with a specific molar specimen.

Primary reference: B. S. Karir, L.L. Suneja, and S.R.K. Chopra. 1975. On the occurence of Elepha maximus in the Pinjor Formation south east of Chandigarh. Journal of the Indian Academy of Geoscience 18(2):65-67 [W. Clyde/J. Finarelli/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13453: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 27.03.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephas maximus Linnaeus 1758 Asian elephant