Temple Hill, Rahioli (ss): Maastrichtian, India
collected by Mathur & Srivastava 1982-1984

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia
? Titanosaurus rahioliensis n. sp. Mathur and Srivastava 1987
34 specimens
nomen dubium belonging to Titanosaurus
Reptilia - Theropoda
? Megalosaurus informal sp. A Parkinson 1822
2 specimens
GSI 19989, 19990; "Type A"
    = Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881
Carrano 2020
Reptilia
? Megalosaurus informal sp. E Parkinson 1822
1 specimen
GSI 19996; "Type E"
    = Abelisauroidea indet. Bonaparte 1991
Carrano 2020
Reptilia - Abelisauridae
Majungasaurus crenatissimus (Depéret 1896)
1 specimen
GSI 19988
    = Abelisauridae indet. Bonaparte and Novas 1985
Krause et al. 2007
? Megalosaurus informal sp. B Parkinson 1822
1 specimen
GSI 19991; "Type B"
    = Majungatholus atopus Sues and Taquet 1979
Smith and Krause 2003
    = Abelisauridae indet. Bonaparte and Novas 1985
Krause et al. 2007
? Megalosaurus informal sp. C Parkinson 1822
2 specimens
GSI 19992, 19993; "Type C"
    = Majungatholus atopus Sues and Taquet 1979
Smith and Krause 2003
    = Abelisauridae indet. Bonaparte and Novas 1985
Krause et al. 2007
? Megalosaurus informal sp. D Parkinson 1822
2 specimens
GSI 19994, 19995; "Type D"
    = Abelisauridae indet. Bonaparte and Novas 1985
Carrano 2020
see common names

Geography
Country:India State/province:Gujarat County:Kheda
Coordinates: 23.1° North, 73.3° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:22.1° South, 57.2° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:small collection
Time
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Maastrichtian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 8
Key time interval:Maastrichtian
Age range of interval:72.10000 - 66.00000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Formation:Lameta
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:medium calcareous sandstone
Secondary lithology:pebbly,green,white conglomerate
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "sequence comprises of conglomerates, sandstones and limestones...The succession starts with about 1-2 metre thick conglomerate overlying the Godhra Granite. The congomerate comprises of pebbles of granite, pegmatite, quartz, feldspar etc. embedded in a greenish-white matrix of chlorite and clay. This conglomerate is ossiferous and has yielded a large number of dinosaur and crocodile fossils. The conglomerate is followed by a 3-4 metre thick calcareous sandstone. In the lower part, the calcareous sandstone is medium-grained and has yielded a few dinosaur fossils including the teeth which form the subject of this paper. It grades up to a fine-grained calcareous sandstone. This lithounit is traversed by veins of cryptocrystalline silica."
Environment:estuary/bay
Geology comments: beds could be either "freshwater deposits", "shallow water, maine environment", or "an estuarine complex"
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:mesofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:medium
Articulated whole bodies:none
Associated major elements:none
Disassociated major elements:all
Disassociated minor elements:none
Size sorting:medium
Fragmentation:frequent
Encrustation:none
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Collectors:Mathur & Srivastava Collection dates:1982-1984
Metadata
Database number:38041
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2004-04-02 13:33:09 Last modified:2017-06-15 10:19:20
Access level:the public Released:2004-04-02 13:33:09
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

10153. U. B. Mathur and S. Srivastava. 1987. Dinosaur teeth from Lameta Group (Upper Cretaceous) of Kheda district, Gujarat. Journal of the Geological Society of India 29:554-566 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

14199ETE M. T. Carrano. 2020. Taxonomic opinions on the Dinosauria. [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
24665ETE D. W. Krause, S. D. Sampson, M. T. Carrano and P. M. O'Connor. 2007. Overview of the history of discovery, taxonomy, phylogeny, and biogeography of Majungasaurus crenatissimus (Theropoda: Abelisauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. In S. D. Sampson & D. W. Krause (eds.), Majungasaurus crenatissimus (Theropoda: Abelisauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 8. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(2, suppl.):1-20 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]
23461ETE J. B. Smith and D. W. Krause. 2003. On the occurrence of Majungatholus atopus in India: implications for abelisauroid paleobiogeography. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(3, suppl.):98A-99A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]