Kisalpuri (Cretaceous of India)

Where: Madhya Pradesh, India (22.9° N, 80.9° E: paleocoordinates 25.3° S, 64.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• age based on chondrichthyans and ostracods; "intertrappean"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown, green siltstone

• "Brownish-green siltstone" (Prasad et al. 2007 in Science)

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve

• "About 50 isolated teeth and postcranial bones of placental mammals" plus chondrichthyans and ostracods and one gondwanathere tooth recovered "by bulk screen-washing of about 3000 kg of sediment"; "4 tons of sediment" according to Prasad et al. 2007 in Science

•material reposited in the Vertebrate Palaeontology Laboratory, Jammu University

Primary reference: A. Khosla, G. V. R. Prasad, O. Verma, A. K. Jain, and A. Sahni. 2004. Discovery of a micromammal-yielding Deccan intertrappean site near Kisalpuri, Dindori District, Madhya Pradesh. Current Science 87(3):380-383 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 75493: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 14.10.2007, edited by Matthew Carrano and Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Igdabatis indicus Prasad and Cappetta 1993 eagle ray
tooth
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Siluriformes indet. catfish
pectoral spine
 Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Osteoglossidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 arowana
squamule
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet. Agassiz 1835
branchial tooth
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus cf. indicus gar
tooth, scale
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Leptodactylidae
? Leptodactylidae indet. Stirton 1953 frog
ilium
Reptilia
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
Megaloolithus baghensis Khosla and Sahni 1995 titanosaurid
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet. theropod
eggshell fragments
 Saurischia - Subtiliolithidae
Subtiliolithus kachchhensis Khosla and Sahni 1995 theropod
 Loricata -
Neosuchia indet. Clark 1988 crocodilian
teeth
 Loricata - Dyrosauridae
Dyrosauridae indet.1 de Steffano 1903 crocodilian
VPL/JU/IR/400-403
 Squamata -
Lacertilia indet. lizard
premaxilla
Mammalia
 Tribosphenida - Otlestidae
? Otlestidae indet. Nessov 1985 placental
VPL/JU/IM/31
 Tribosphenida - Adapisoriculidae
Deccanolestes sp.3 Prasad and Sahni 1988 placental
Deccanolestes narmadensis n. sp.4 Prasad et al. 2010 placental
 Tribosphenida -
Kharmerungulatum vanvaleni n. gen. n. sp.3 Prasad et al. 2007 placental
 Allotheria - Sudamericidae
Bharattherium bonapartei n. gen. n. sp.2
Bharattherium bonapartei n. gen. n. sp.2 Prasad et al. 2007 mammal