Aida (Miocene of India)

Where: Kachchh, India (23.4° N, 68.8° E: paleocoordinates 16.8° N, 67.5° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Khari Nadi Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• Aidian Stage

Environment/lithology: marine; gypsiferous, brown, gray, silty claystone

• gray to brownish gypsified silty claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: S. Bajpai and D. P. Domning. 1997. A new dugongine sirenian from the early Miocene of India. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(1):219-228 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58979: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.03.2006, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
LUVP 11172, partial carapace (collection information based on the caption of the figure)
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Bharatisiren kachchhensis n. gen. n. sp. Bajpai et al. 1987 dugong