3.5 km ESE of Kargil township (K/7b horizon) (Oligocene of India)

Also known as Kargil-Akchamal-Batalik Road

Where: Jammu and Kashmir, India (34.6° N, 76.1° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 76.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kargil Formation (Ladakh Molasse Group), Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• Wakka Chu section - K/7b horizon

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; red mudstone

• Purple red mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. C. Nanda and A. Sahni. 1990. Oligocene vertebrates from Ladakh Molasse group, Ladakh: palaeobiogeographic implications. Journal of Himalayan Geology 1:1-10 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 180532: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 21.07.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Boidae
Boidae indet. Gray 1825 boa
WIF/A 418
 Rodentia -
Ctenodactyloidea indet. rodent
WIF/A 417
 Rodentia - Diatomyidae
Fallomus ladakhensis n. sp. Nanda and Sahni 1998 rodent
WIMF/A 1706 - type; paratype: WIMF/A 1707
Fallomus razae Flynn et al. 1986 rodent
WIMF/A 1701-1705
 Ungulata - Lophiomerycidae
Lophiomeryx kargilensis n. sp., "Cryptomeryx savagei n. sp." = Nalameryx savagei
Lophiomeryx kargilensis n. sp. Nanda and Sahni 1990 ruminant
WIF/A 416 - type
"Cryptomeryx savagei n. sp." = Nalameryx savagei Nanda and Sahni 1990 ruminant
WIF/A 411 - type; referred specimens: WIF/A 412-415