Ladhyani (Miocene of India)

Where: Himachal Pradesh, India (31.5° N, 76.7° E: paleocoordinates 28.5° N, 77.6° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Ladhyani Ossiferous Horizon. The ossiferous horizon is lenticular with a thickness of 0.75 m and a lateral extent of 5.5 m and occurs in the Dhok Pathan Stage of the Middle Siwalik

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified shale

• Lithologically, this bed consists of a grey coloured arenaceous shale. The sand is medium grained and well-sorted. ... Weathered surfaces show a brownish-grey colour with bone fragments.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: A. Sahni and K. Khare. 1977. A middle Siwalik fish fauna from Ladhyani (Haritalyangar), Himachal Pradesh. Biological Memoirs, Lucknow 2(1 & 2):187-221 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13060: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.01.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Spalacidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion punjabiense hipparionine horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
 Ungulata - Suidae
"Dicoryphochoerus titan" = Hippopotamodon
"Dicoryphochoerus titan" = Hippopotamodon pig