northwest of Kallamedu village (Cretaceous of India)

Where: Tamil Nadu, India (11.2° N, 79.0° E: paleocoordinates 34.0° S, 56.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kallamedu Formation (Ariyalur Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• from above a layer containing the Maastrichtian foram Pachydiscus otacodensis

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; poorly lithified, fine-grained sandstone and green, red claystone

• Interpreted as a freshwater pond deposit
• "red and green clays are found interbedded with friable fine-grained sandstones"

•The Kurmademys locality is a small pocket of fine-grained sandstone and clay, about 6 in. thick

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by P. Yadagiri

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: P. Yadagiri and K. Ayyasami. 1987. A carnosaurian dinosaur from the Kallamedu Formation (Maestrichtian horizon), Tamilnadu. In M. V. A. Sastry, V. V. Sastry, C. G. K. Ramanujam, H. M. Kapoor, B. R. Jagannatha Rao, P. P. Satsangi, & U. B. Mathur (eds.), Symposium on Three Decades of Development in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy in India. Volume 1. Precambrian to Mesozoic. Geological Society of India Special Publication 11(1):523-528 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59877: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.04.2006, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Kurmademys kallamedensis n. gen. n. sp.1
Kurmademys kallamedensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Gaffney et al. 2001 sideneck turtle
Holotype skull ISI R152; ISI R155A, partial skull; ISI R155B, partial skull; ISI R155C, partial skull; ISI R158, partial skull; ISI R159, partial skull.
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet.2 Marsh 1878 sauropod
long bone, prev. described as stegosaur plate - possibly from a site upstream
Bruhathkayosaurus matleyi n. gen. n. sp. Yadagiri and Ayyasami 1987 sauropod