Baranda (Eocene of India)

Where: Kutch, India (23.6° N, 68.7° E: paleocoordinates 6.0° N, 61.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Berwali series

Environment/lithology: marine; gypsiferous claystone

• Skull and jaws collected from gypsiferous clays of the Berwali series. From the chocolate colored limestones underlying the clays, some vertebrae, carapace fragments and a tooth were collected.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

Primary reference: A. Sahni and V.P. Mishra. 1972. A new species of Protocetus (Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene of Kutch, western India. Palaeontology 15(3):490-495 [W. Clyde/L. Gannon/W. Clyde]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 43029: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by Leah Gannon on 09.08.2004, edited by John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychinae indet. softshell turtle
turtle carapace fragments are similar in texture to Aspideretes
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. whale
four vertebrae recovered
  - Remingtonocetidae
"Protocetus sloani n. sp." = Andrewsiphius sloani
"Protocetus sloani n. sp." = Andrewsiphius sloani Sahni and Mishra 1972 whale
partial skull and jaw fragments