Pisdura Hill (sandstone) (Cretaceous of India)

Where: Maharashtra, India (20.4° N, 79.1° E: paleocoordinates 26.9° S, 61.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lameta Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "infratrappean" White Sandstone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green, red claystone and white sandstone

• "red and green clays, with a soft white sandstone at top"

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by S. L. Jain & A. Sahni in 1980-1984

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: S. L. Jain and A. Sahni. 1983. Some Upper Cretaceous vertebrates from central India and their palaeogeographic implications. In H. K. Maheshwari (ed.), Proceedings of the Symposium on "Cretaceous of India: Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography and Time Boundaries", Lucknow. Indian Association of Palynostratigraphers 66-83 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60397: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.05.2006, edited by John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp.2 Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhombodontidae
Rhombodus sp.2 Dames 1881 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
Rhinoptera sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus sp. Agassiz 1843
 Perciformes -
Eoserranus sp. Woodward 1908 perch-like fish
 Tetraodontiformes -
Indotrigonodon ovatus n. gen. n. sp.
Indotrigonodon ovatus n. gen. n. sp. Jain and Sahni 1983
 Tetraodontiformes - Eotrigonodontidae
Eotrigonodon wardhaensis n. gen. n. sp.
Eotrigonodon wardhaensis n. gen. n. sp. Jain and Sahni 1983
 Tetraodontiformes -
Pisdurodon spatulatus Jain and Sahni 1983
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius sp. Cuvier and Valenciennes 1840 Ariid catfish
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet.2 Agassiz 1835
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Pelobatidae
Pelobatidae indet. Lataste 1879 spadefoot toad
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet.2 Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Megaloolithus baghensis3 Khosla and Sahni 1995 titanosaurid
eggshell fragments
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.1 crocodilian
ITV/P/Cr-300 to 302
 Squamata -
Booidea indet. Gray 1825 snake
Stephanodus
  - Trigonodontidae
Stephanodus lybicus Zittel 1888