Carnosaur Bed, Bara Simla (Cretaceous of India)

Also known as Jabalpur, Carnosaur Pocket

Where: Madhya Pradesh, India (23.2° N, 80.0° E: paleocoordinates 24.7° S, 63.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Carnosaur Bed Member (Lameta Formation), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• found as a pocket/lens below the Lower/Main Limestone of the Lameta Group and at the top of the Greensand Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; glauconitic, green sandstone

• greensand with autochthonous glauconite; geology of "carnosaur bed" not described

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. A. Matley, B. Brown in 1917-1922; reposited in the AMNH

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying, mechanical,

• initial collection by Matley, later by Brown

Primary reference: C. A. Matley. 1919. On the remains of carnivorous dinosaurs from the Lameta beds at Jubbulpore. Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, New Series 15:cxcviii-cxcix [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26373: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 14.10.2002

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudinata -
 Saurischia -
Titanosauria indet.4 Bonaparte and Coria 1993 sauropod
AMNH 1959; GSI K27/528 (L maxilla), 704 & 706 (dorsal vertebrae), 619 (R femur)
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Titanosauridae indet.6 Lydekker 1885 titanosaurid
GSI K27/528 (L maxilla), 704 & 706 (dorsal vertebrae), 619 (R femur)
 Avetheropoda -
? Coelurosauria indet.6 Huene 1914 coelurosaur
GSI K27/530, 532, 592–593, 613 & 615 (caudal vertebrae)
 Saurischia -
Orthogoniosaurus matleyi n. gen. n. sp.5 Das-Gupta 1930 ceratosaur
Abelisauroidea indet.1 Bonaparte 1991 ceratosaur
GSI K27/574, 589, 616
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Abelisauridae indet.3, Coeluroides largus n. gen. n. sp.6, Indosuchus raptorius n. gen. n. sp.6, Lametasaurus indicus n. gen. n. sp.6, Indosaurus matleyi n. gen. n. sp.6, Ornithomimoides mobilis n. gen. n. sp.6, Ornithomimoides ? mobilis6, Dryptosauroides grandis n. gen. n. sp.6
Abelisauridae indet.3 Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
said to belong to 2 species; GSI K27/538, 544 & 548 (maxillae), 710 (L pmx), 577 & 708 (R lacrimals); 575 (R squamosal); 535 & 581 (L jugals), 580 (R PO), 567, 688–689 & 698 (ectopterygoids), 691 (R Q), 576 & 687 (basioccipitals), 529, 538, 550, 573, 582–584, 700 & 709 (dentaries), 527 & 693 (articulars), 573, 583, 585, 620, 701–702 (teeth), 598 (dorsal centrum), 591 (axis), 572 ¶ 590 (cervical vertebrae), 533 & 554 (sacral vertebrae), 530, 532, 536, 593–594, 596, 705 (caudal vertebrae), 545, 566, 672–677, 679–680 (chevrons), 692 (gastralia), 546 & 686 (ischia), 558, 560, 563–564, 569–570, 618, 621, 627 (femora), 568 (L tibia), 540 & 620 (fibulae), 684 (R astragalus), 671 (R MT II), 557, 658 (MT III), 539, 656, 659–661 & 663–664 (MT IV), 651, 652 & 654 (pedal phalanges), 543, 551, 633 & 636 (pedal unguals), 668 (tarsal/carpal); K20/619 (R pmx), 362 (chevron), 396 (calcaneum), 399 (pedal ungual); K19/579, 581 (R tibiae), 336A, B (MT III); ca. 51 add’l. teeth & 37 add’l. pedal phalanges
Coeluroides largus n. gen. n. sp.6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K27/562, 574, 595 (dorsal vertebrae), 695 (vertebra)
Indosuchus raptorius n. gen. n. sp.6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K20/350 & K27/685, 690 (skull pieces)
Lametasaurus indicus n. gen. n. sp.6 Matley 1924 ceratosaur
theropod with armor, as in Dynamosaurus
Indosaurus matleyi n. gen. n. sp.6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K27/565 (braincase)
Ornithomimoides mobilis n. gen. n. sp.6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K27/586, 597, 600 & K20/610, 614 (dorsal vertebrae)
Ornithomimoides ? mobilis6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K27/599 (caudal vertebra)
Dryptosauroides grandis n. gen. n. sp.6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K20/334, 609 & K27/549, 601–602, 626 (dorsal vertebrae), K27/555 (cervical vertebra), K20/615 & K27/623–625 (anterior dorsal ribs)
 Saurischia - Noasauridae
Noasauridae indet.3 Bonaparte and Powell 1980 ceratosaur
GSI K27/579, 703 (teeth), 581 (sacrum), 542, 561, 605–611 & 712 (caudal vertebrae), 559 (R ilium), 526, 552, 662 & 669 (R tibia), 665 & 697 (MTs), 534, 639–641, 643–644, 646–647, 649–650, 655 & 694 (pedal phalanges), 629–632 (pedal ungual), 657 & 666–667 (MCs), 524, 642, 645 & 648 (manual phalanges); K20/612 (caudal vertebra), K20/337C (MT), 337A, B (pedal phalanges), 625 (pedal ungual), 626B (manual phalanx)
Noasauridae indet.2 Bonaparte and Powell 1980 ceratosaur
GSI K27/587 (posterior caudal vertebra)
Laevisuchus indicus n. gen. n. sp.6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K20/613–614 & K27/696 (cervical vertebrae), K27/588 (dorsal vertebra)
? Ornithomimoides barasimlensis n. sp.6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K27/531, 541, 604 & 682 (dorsal vertebrae)
Jubbulpuria tenuis n. gen. n. sp.6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K20/612 & K27/614 (vertebrae)
Compsosuchus solus n. gen. n. sp.6 Huene 1933 ceratosaur
GSI K27/578 (axis)