Near Ler (Jurassic of India)

Where: Gujarat, India (23.2° N, 69.8° E: paleocoordinates 26.7° S, 32.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Katroliceras katrolensis ammonoid zone, Level 6 Member (Katrol Formation), Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• The Katrol Formation is split into seven levels, and the vertebrae come from level 6, which corresponds to the katrolensis ammonite zone (= beckeri zone of the Western Tethys), Upper Kimmeridgian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Indo-French team in 1986

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• Collection housed in the Laboratory of Paleontology of the Department of Geology of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India)

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 141918: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 02.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Cryptoclididae
Cryptoclididae indet. Williston 1925 plesiosaur
Nineteen connected vertebrae