Pavna nest site (Cretaceous of India)

Where: Maharashtra, India (20.3° N, 79.1° E: paleocoordinates 27.1° S, 61.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• 2 stratigraphic levels

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coarse channel fill; concretionary, calcareous sandstone and claystone

• nests found in upper calcretized part of sandstone, which rests on lacustrine clays

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by D. Mohabey in 1989–1990

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: D. M. Mohabey. 1990. Discovery of dinosaur nesting site in Maharashtra. Gondwana Geological Magazine 3:32-34 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49659: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.04.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
? Pelomedusidae indet. Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
nest of eggs
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
"Megaloolithus matleyi n. sp." = Megaloolithus jabalpurensis
"Megaloolithus matleyi n. sp." = Megaloolithus jabalpurensis Khosla and Sahni 1995 titanosaurid
"Kheda Type-B" ("? Titanosaurs")