Gurha opencast lignite mine (Eocene of India)

Where: Rajasthan, India (27.9° N, 72.9° E: paleocoordinates 1.9° N, 65.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Palana Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• The characteristic pollen assemblages, Sastripollenites trilobatus (Venkatachala and Kar, 1969), Ratariacolporites plicatus (Kar, 1985), Clavaperiporites jacobii (Ramanujam, 1966), C. densus (Thanikaimoni et al., 1984), Triangulorites bellus (Kar, 1985), Dermatobrevicolporites exaltus (Kar, 1985), and Kielmeyerapollenites eocenicus (Sah and Kar, 1974), reported from the Palana Formation indicate an early Eocene (Ypresian) age.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, gray shale

• thin, laminated, pale gray shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Department of Geology, HNB Garhwal University Srinagar Uttarakhand, India

Primary reference: R. Patel, R. S. Rana, and P. A. Selden. 2019. An orb-weaver spider (Araneae, Araneidae) from the early Eocene of India. Journal of Paleontology 93:98-104 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 198876: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 16.01.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Araneae - Araneidae
? Nephila sp. Leach 1815 golden silk orb-weaver
GU/SP/B-101