Gogha, Kathiawar (Miocene of India)

Where: India (21.7° N, 72.3° E: paleocoordinates 15.2° N, 70.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• Gaj age

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Primary reference: A. Sahni. 1979. Miocene vertebrates from the coastal Tertiary rocks of peninsular india and Sri Lanka. Geological Survey of India Miscellaneous Publications 45:197-205 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 87485: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.03.2009, edited by John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias valpes thresher shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
In a later publication, Sahni and D. K. Mehrotra. 1980, C. megalodon is not reported from Gogha
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus pagoda mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Hypoprion mectoti requiem shark
Galeocerdo cuvieri Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna diplana hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 turtle
 Loricata -
Eusuchia indet. crocodilian
 Ungulata -
? Palaeochoerus sp. Pomel 1847 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Brachyodus manchharensis Prasad 1964 anthracothere
? Hemimeryx sp. Lydekker 1883 anthracothere