Pondicherry: Late/Upper Maastrichtian, India

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Gastropoda - Cypraeidae
Cypraea (Epona) globulina n. sp. Stoliczka 1867
Schilder 1941
recombined as Palaeocypraea (Pustulariopsis) globulina
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Kossmaticeratidae
Ammonites brahma n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Brahmaites (Brahmaites) brahma
(13 measurements)
Ammonites vishnu n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Brahmaites (Anabrahmaites) vishnu
(5 measurements)
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Pachydiscidae
Ammonites menu n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Menuites menu
(3 measurements)
Ammonites soma n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Pachydiscus (Neodesmoceras) soma
(1 measurement)
Ammonites egertoni n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) egertoni
(4 measurements)
Ammonites ganesa n. sp. Forbes 1846
synonym of Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) egertoni
Ammonites yama n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) yama
(1 measurement)
Ammonites chrishna n. sp. Forbes 1846
synonym of Pachydiscus neubergicus
(1 measurement)
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Desmoceratidae
Ammonites diphylloides n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Desmophyllites diphylloides
(5 measurements)
Ammonites rembda n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Hauericeras rembda
(4 measurements)
Ammonites durga n. sp. Forbes 1846
synonym of Hauericeras rembda
Kitchinites pondicherryanus (Kossmat 1897)
Kennedy and Henderson 1992
(1 measurement)
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Gaudryceratidae
Ammonites varuna n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Zelandites varuna
(1 measurement)
Ammonites kayei n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Gaudryceras kayei
(5 measurements)
Ammonites juilleti d'Orbigny 1841
(3 measurements)
    = Anagaudryceras valudavurense n. sp. Kossmat 1895
Kennedy and Henderson 1992
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Tetragonitidae
Ammonites indra n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Pseudophyllites indra
(13 measurements)
Ammonites garuda n. sp. Forbes 1846
synonym of Pseudophyllites indra
Ammonites cala n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Saghalinites cala
(3 measurements)
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Sphenodiscidae
Ammonites siva n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Sphenodiscus siva
(2 measurements)
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Scaphitidae
Ammonites pavana n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Indoscaphites pavana
Ammonites cunliffei n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Indoscaphites cunliffei
Ammonites indicus n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Hoploscaphites indicus
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Baculites vagina n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Eubaculites vagina
Baculites teres n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Fresvillia teres
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Hamitidae
"Hamites" undulatus n. sp. Forbes 1846
Cephalopoda - Ammonitida - Diplomoceratidae
Ptychoceras sipho n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Phylloptychoceras sipho
Hamites largesulcatus n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Glyptoxoceras largesulcatum
Hamites rugatus n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Glyptoxoceras rugatum
Hamites nereis n. sp. Forbes 1846
synonym of Glyptoxoceras rugatum
Hamites subcompressus n. sp. Forbes 1846
synonym of Glyptoxoceras rugatum
Hamites indicus n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Glyptoxoceras indicum
Hamites tenuisulcatus n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Glyptoxoceras tenuisulcatum
Cephalopoda - Phylloceratida - Phylloceratidae
? Phylloceras decipiens Kossmat 1895
Kennedy and Henderson 1992
recombined as Phylloceras (Neophylloceras) decipiens
(1 measurement)
Ammonites nera n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Phylloceras (Neophylloceras) nera
(1 measurement)
Ammonites surya n. sp. Forbes 1846
recombined as Hypophylloceras (Neophylloceras) surya
(3 measurements)
Ammonites rouyanus d'Orbigny 1840
(5 measurements)
    = Phyllopachyceras forbesianum n. sp. d'Orbigny 1850
Kennedy and Henderson 1992
Cephalopoda - Nautilida - Nautilidae
Nautilus ? laevigatus d'Orbigny 1840
replaced by Eutrephoceras sublaevigatum
Nautilus sphaericus n. sp. Forbes 1846
Cephalopoda - Nautilida
Nautilus delphinus n. sp. Forbes 1846
nomen dubium belonging to Nautilida
Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Cunnolitidae
Fungia filamentosa n. sp. Forbes 1846
synonym of Cunnolites cancellata
Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Turbinolia arcotensis n. sp. Forbes 1846
synonym of Caryophyllia konincki
see common names

Geography
Country:India
Coordinates: 12.0° North, 79.8° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:33.5° South, 58.2° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:local area
Time
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Maastrichtian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 8
Key time interval:Late/Upper Maastrichtian
Age range of interval:70.60000 - 66.00000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Formation:Valudavur
Stratigraphic resolution:formation
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:concretionary,pebbly,white,yellow lithified sandstone
Secondary lithology:concretionary lithified sandy claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: Divided into horizons A and B. Horizon A consists on white sands with nodules or concretions with burrows below, followed by yellow sands with gravel, and sandy clays with burrowed concretions. No body fossils were found. Horizon B included yellow and white sands with concretions and nodules, yeilding body fossils including bacilitids and an ammonite.
Environment:marine indet.
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:body,mold/impression
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:some macrofossils,some microfossils
Collection methods:survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:BMNH
Collection method comments: Revised on the basis of the collections of the Natural History Museum, London, notably those described by Forbes (1846).
Metadata
Database number:41428
Authorizer:A. Miller, P. Wagner, M. Clapham Enterer:D. Schramm, P. Wagner, M. Clapham
Modifier:M. Clapham Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2004-07-14 07:48:02 Last modified:2015-02-02 23:43:27
Access level:the public Released:2004-07-14 07:48:02
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

54270. E. Forbes. 1846. Report on the fossil invertebrata from southern India, collected by Mr. Kaye and Mr. Cunliffe. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Series 2 7:97-174 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]

Secondary references:

11110 W. J. Kennedy and R. A. Henderson. 1992. Non-Heteromorph Ammonites From the Upper Maastrichtian of Pondicherry, South India. Palaeontology 35(2):381-442 [A. Miller/D. Schramm/A. Hendy]
59570 F. A. Schilder. 1941. Verwandtschaft und Verbreitung der Cypraeacea. Archiv für Molluskenkunde 73(2/3):57-120 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]