Kutch (Jurassic of India)

Where: Gujarat, India (23.7° N, 69.9° E: paleocoordinates 28.3° S, 33.6° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Umia Formation (Upper Gondwana Group), Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• Tithonian according to Bardet et al. (1991)

•Obtained from the Umia stage (Upper Jurassic) of the Upper Gondwanas of Kach according to Lydekker (1889, p. 160)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Collection housed in the Indian Museum of Calcutta

Primary reference: N. Bardet, J. -M. Mazin, E. Cariou, R. Enay, and J. Krishna. 1991. Les Plesiosauria du Jurassique supérieur de la province de Kachchh (Inde). Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Série 2, Mécanique, Physique, Chimie, Sciences de l'univers, Sciences de la Terre 313(11):1343-1347 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141884: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 02.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
"Plesiosaurus indicus n. sp." = Simolestes indicus
"Plesiosaurus indicus n. sp." = Simolestes indicus Lydekker 1877 plesiosaur
Partial mandible, cast in the Natural History Museum (BMNH R.1401)