Harudi (Eocene of India)

Also known as L.U. 2003, = Rato Nala

Where: Kutch, India (23.5° N, 68.7° E: paleocoordinates 5.9° N, 61.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Harudi Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Bartonian age from Gingerich et al., 2001.; late Lutetian age after Ravikant and Bajpai, 2010 contra Gingerich

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: A. Sahni and V. P. Mishra. 1975. Lower Tertiary vertebrates from western India. Monograph of the Palaeontological Society of India 3:1-48 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 45590: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 16.11.2004, edited by Evangelos Vlachos and John Alroy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
[entered as Mylobatis sp.]
Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius kutchensis Ariid catfish
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodus sp. Agassiz 1835
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
LUVP 11182, partial carapace (collection information based on the caption of the figure)
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.1 crocodilian
LUVP 11135 (premaxilla)
Mammalia
 Proboscidea - Moeritheriidae
Moeritheriidae indet. Andrews 1906 proboscidean
 Sirenia - Protosirenidae
Protosiren sp.3 Abel 1904 sirenian
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Eotheroides waghapadarensis n. sp.4 Das and Basu 1994 dugong
Eotheroides babiae n. sp.3 Bajpai et al. 2006 dugong
Eosiren sp.3 Andrews 1902 dugong
  - Remingtonocetidae
"Protocetus sloani" = Andrewsiphius sloani, "Andrewsiphius kutchensis" = Andrewsiphius sloani2, "Andrewsiphius minor n. gen. n. sp." = Andrewsiphius sloani, Remingtonocetus harudiensis2
"Protocetus sloani" = Andrewsiphius sloani Sahni and Mishra 1972 whale
"Andrewsiphius kutchensis" = Andrewsiphius sloani2 Sahni and Mishra 1972 whale
"Andrewsiphius minor n. gen. n. sp." = Andrewsiphius sloani Sahni and Mishra 1972 whale
Remingtonocetus harudiensis2 Sahni and Mishra 1975 whale
  - Protocetidae
"Gaviacetus sahnii n. sp." = Kharodacetus sahnii2, Indocetus ramani n. gen. n. sp.
"Gaviacetus sahnii n. sp." = Kharodacetus sahnii2 Bajpai and Thewissen 1998 whale
Indocetus ramani n. gen. n. sp. Sahni and Mishra 1975 whale