Pliocene Ceylon Collection (Pleistocene of Sri Lanka)

Where: Sabaragamuva, Sri Lanka (8.3° N, 79.8° E: paleocoordinates 7.5° N, 79.5° E)

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Upper Siwalik coralate on Ceylon

Environment/lithology:

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P.E.P. Deraniyagala. 1937. Some Miocene and upper Siwalik [lower Pleistocene] vertebrates from Ceylon. Spolia zeylanica 20:191-198 [W. Clyde/J. Finarelli/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 14150: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 16.05.2002

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinoceros sivalensis Falconer and Cautley 1847 one-horned rhinoceros
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Palaeoloxodon namadicus" = Elephas, "Palaeoloxodon sp." = Elephas
"Palaeoloxodon namadicus" = Elephas elephant
"Palaeoloxodon sp." = Elephas Linnaeus 1758 elephant
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
Hexaprotodon sivalensis Falconer and Cautley 1836 pygmy hippo