Dang Valley N8 (Miocene of Nepal)

Where: Nepal (28.2° N, 82.2° E: paleocoordinates 22.4° N, 82.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Siwalik Group, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Considered within the "Hipparion s. l." interval zone of Barry et al. (1982)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), mechanical,

• Collection is larger than 88 specimens

Primary reference: R. M. West, J. H. Hutchison, and J. Munthe. 1991. Miocene vertebrates from the Siwalik Group, Western Nepal. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 11(1):108-129 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48681: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 27.03.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Anabantiformes - Channidae
Channa "n. sp." Scopoli 1770 snakehead
unnamed new species
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychinae indet. softshell turtle
Lissemys punctata Bonnaterre 1789 softshell turtle
Chitra cf. indica Gray 1831 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
cf. Batagur sp. Gray 1855 turtle
originally entered as "cf. Batagur indet."
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Batagurinae "form A" Gray 1870 turtle
Batagurinae "form B" Gray 1870 turtle
? Kachuga indet. Gray 1869 roofed turtle
 Crocodylia -
cf. Tomistoma indet. Müller 1846 false gharial
Gavialis sp. Oppel 1811 gharial
sample is greater than 10 specimens
 Squamata - Acrochordidae
Acrochordus dehmi Hoffstetter 1964 snake
sample is greater than 37 specimens
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
"Deinotherium pentapotamiae" = Prodeinotherium pentapotamiae
"Deinotherium pentapotamiae" = Prodeinotherium pentapotamiae Falconer and Lydekker 1876 deinothere