Bara Simla, Jabalpur (Cretaceous of India)

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: Main/Lower Limestone Member (Lameta Formation), Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• femur came from greensand below the Main Limestone; vertebrae from the Sauropod Bed

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green, cherty/siliceous limestone and claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. Sleeman, G. Spilsbury, Medlicott in 1828-1871; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: surface (float),

• originally discovered by Captain Sleeman in 1828, then studied by Spilsbury (1832), Prinsep, Medlicott, and Lydekker

Primary reference: S. Hislop. 1859. On the Tertiary deposits, associated with trap-rock, in the East Indes. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 16:154-182 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63895: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.08.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Titanosaurus indicus n. gen. n. sp.2 Lydekker 1877 sauropod
2 vertebrae
cf. Antarctosaurus sp.1 Huene 1927 sauropod
GSI K22/754 (L femur; orig. cotype of T. indicus), prox. R humerus
Plantae indet.3 Haeckel 1866