Satpautia Local, Unit 1, Baripada Beds (Miocene of India)

Where: Orissa, India (21.9° N, 86.7° E: paleocoordinates 15.6° N, 85.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Lowermost Unit exposed in the area

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; gray, green shale

• dark, green to greyish-green, shales

Primary reference: S. N. Bhalla and P. Dev. 1988. Paleoecology of Baripada beds (Middle Miocene), East Coast of India. Bulletin of the Indian Geologists' Association 21(2):141-153 [L. Ivany/P. Wall/P. Wall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46343: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Patrick Wall on 11.01.2005

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias vulpes thresher shark
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis aquitanicus Delfortrie 1871 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Hypoprion sp. Muller and Henle 1838 requiem shark
Scoliodon laticaudus requiem shark
Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna sp. Rafinesque 1810 hammerhead shark
Sphyrna lewini Griffith and Smith 1834 hammerhead shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp. Blainville 1816 shark