Maniyara Fort, Bermoti Member, upper part (Oligocene of India)

Where: India (23.5° N, 68.6° E: paleocoordinates 15.6° N, 66.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bermoti Member (Maniyara Fort Formation), Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; wackestone and rudstone

• 90 cmthick dolomitic wackestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Harzhauser et al in 2008; reposited in the NHMW

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

• COLLECTORS: M. Harzhauser and colleagues, c. 2007-2008. REPOSITORY: NHMW, Vienna.

Primary reference: M. Reuter, W. E. Piller, M. Harzhauser and A. Kroh. 2013. Cyclone trends constrain monsoon variability during late Oligocene sea level highstands (Kachchh Basin, NW India). Climate of the Past (9)2101-2115 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 152422: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 21.11.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropods; few bivalves mentioned. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Orbitoidacea - Lepidocyclinidae
 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Callianassa sp. Leach 1814 decapod
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Bairdia sp. M'Coy 1844 ostracod
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus sp. Guettard 1770 clam
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
Eupatagus sp. Agassiz 1847 heart urchin