Uttarbeni-Parmandal section, Upper Nagrota Formation, Upper Siwaliks, Jammu prov (Pliocene of India)

Where: Jammu, India (32.7° N, 74.9° E: paleocoordinates 31.3° N, 75.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: upper Member (Nagrota Formation), Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Two distinct faunal zones in the Nagrota formation, separated by two tuffs dated to ~2.5Ma. The turnover is from Stegodon to Elephas, etc. This list is the later part.


Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. K. Basu. 2004. Siwalik mammals of the Jammu Sub-Himalaya, India: an appraisal of their diversity and habitats. Quaternary International 117:105-118 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51102: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 27.05.2005

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Taxonomic list

• This faunal list is a composite of collections from a number of localities in the area.
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
Hystrix sp. Linnaeus 1758 porcupine
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinoceros sp. Linnaeus 1758 one-horned rhinoceros
Coelodonta sp. Bronn 1831 wooly rhino
reported by Agarwal et al. 1993.
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera sp. Oken 1816 cat
 Carnivora - Viverridae
Viverra sp. n. sp.
Viverra sp. n. sp. Linnaeus 1758 civet
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta felina spotted hyaena
reported by Agarwal et al. 1993.
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Antilope sp. Pallas 1766 antelope
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer
Elephas planifrons
"Elephas planifrons" = Protelephas planifrons
"Elephas planifrons" = Protelephas planifrons Falconer and Cautley 1846