Payangadi Clay Mines (Miocene of India)

Where: Kerala, India (12.0° N, 75.2° E: paleocoordinates 5.9° N, 72.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Warkalli Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany

Primary reference: G. P. Srivastava, M. Shukla, P. Kumar, M. Kumar, and A. Prakash. 2006. Record of pillbug (Armadillidium) and millipede (Polyxenus) remains from the resin lumps of Warkalli Formation (upper Tertiary), Kerala coast. Journal of the Geological Society of India 67:715-719 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184505: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.03.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Isopoda - Armadillidiidae
Armadillidium payangadensis n. sp. Srivastava et al. 2006 isopod
BSIP 38375
 Polyxenida - Polyxenidae
Polyxenus miocenica n. sp. Srivastava et al. 2006 millipede
BSIP 38375-B