Mukurmatia Local, Unit 3, Baripada Beds (Miocene of India)

Where: Orissa, India (21.9° N, 86.7° E: paleocoordinates 15.6° N, 85.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; gray, green shale

• Grey to greyish-green finely laminated, splintry at places, fossiliferous

Primary reference: S. N. Bhalla and P. Dev. 1988. Paleoecology of Baripada beds (Middle Miocene), East Coast of India. Bulletin of the Indian Geologists' Association 21(2):141-153 [L. Ivany/P. Wall/P. Wall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46365: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Patrick Wall on 11.01.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Rotaliina - Fursenkoinidae
Fursenkoina cf. dubia
var. robusta
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
Cibicides sp. Monfort 1808
 Planorbulinacea - Planulidae
 Buliminacea - Buliminidae
Buliminella curta Cushman 1925
 Discorbacea - Bagginidae
Cancris auriculus Fichtel and Moll 1798
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea indet. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
"Ostrea promensis" = Ostrea (Ostrea) promensis Noetling 1901 oyster
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis aquitanicus Delfortrie 1871 sawfish
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
"Aetobatus irregularis" = Aetobatis irregularis, Rhinoptera raeburni
"Aetobatus irregularis" = Aetobatis irregularis Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Rhinoptera raeburni White 1934 cownose ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus pagoda mako shark
 Lamniformes -
Carchariolamna heroni mackerel shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Hypoprion macloti requiem shark
Scoliodon laticaudus requiem shark
Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
Carcharhinus frequens requiem shark
Carcharhinus cf. egertoni Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Hexanchus sp. Rafinesque 1810 sixgill shark
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae