Baripada Limestone, Baripada, India - Eames (1937) (Miocene of India)

Where: Orissa, India (21.9° N, 86.7° E: paleocoordinates 13.2° N, 84.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Baripada Limestone Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• Limestone. Probable that the Baripada Limestone is of Gaj (Lower Miocene) age based on the occurrence of macrofauna, correlatable to Upper Gaj Fm of NW India, and also from Burma.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, brown, yellow limestone

• Carbonate facies. No paleoenvironmental information reported.
• Yellowish and yellowish-brown limestone.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Reposited in the GSI

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Reposited in the Geological Survey of India collections. Registered as #K. 8.341.

Primary reference: F.E. Eames. 1937. Ostrea (Crassostrea) gajensis from near Baripada, Mayurbhanj State. Records of the Geological Survey of India 71:150-151 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 42842: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 05.08.2004, edited by Mark Uhen and Catalina Pimiento

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Taxonomic list

• Contains only the one taxa described in the manuscript.
Aetobaties arcuatus2
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea (Crassostrea) gajensis Vredenburg 1928 oyster
 Cardiida -
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Raja sp.3 Linnaeus 1758 skate
 Myliobatiformes -
"Hypolophus sylvestris" = Hypolophodon sylvestris2
"Hypolophus sylvestris" = Hypolophodon sylvestris2 White 1931 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp.3 Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
Mobula sp.1 Rafinesque 1810 devil ray
"Aetiobatis sp." = Aetobatus3 Blainville 1816 eagle ray
Rhinoptera sherborni2 White 1926 cownose ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon2
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon2 Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus spaltenzeni3 mako shark
Isurus pagoda3 mako shark
Isurus remeshi3 mako shark
Carcharodon bigelowi3 white shark
Carcharodon carcharias3 Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
This species first appeared in the late Miocene (Ehret et al. 2012) and hence, this occurrence is dubious
 Lamniformes -
Carchariolamna heroni3 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Hypoprion mectoti3 requiem shark
Scoliodon sp.3 Muller and Henle 1837 requiem shark
Carcharhinus gangeticus3 requiem shark
Carcharhinus frequens2 requiem shark
Carcharhinus egertoni2 Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus2
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus2 Agassiz 1844 ground shark
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Diodon sp.3 Linnaeus 1758