Lordi Nala bone bed (Cretaceous of India)

Also known as Bariyara

Where: Rajasthan, India (26.4° N, 71.2° E: paleocoordinates 17.0° S, 57.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fatehgarh Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; ferruginous, brown sandstone

• "nearshore marine"
• "8-10 cm thick dark brown ferruginous sandstone layer"; includes spherules

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: S. C. Mathur, S. D. Gaur, R. S. Loyal, A. Tripathi, R. P. Tripathi and A. Gupta. 2005. Occurrence of magnetite spherules in the Maastrichtian bone bed sedimentary sequence of Fatehgarh Formation, Barmer basin, India. Current Science 89(7):1259-1268 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 93028: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.12.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
cf. Igdabatis sp. Cappetta 1972 eagle ray
Actinopteri
 Albuliformes -
Albuloidei indet. bonefish
FVM 139, 155, 156
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
? Enchodontidae indet. Woodward 1901
 Teleostei -
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus indicus gar
FVM 122, 150, 152
 Holostei -
Semionotiformes indet. Arambourg and Bertin 1958
Stephanodus
  - Trigonodontidae
? Stephanodus sp. Zittel 1883
FVM 144