Pavna nest site: Maastrichtian, India
collected by D. Mohabey 1989–1990

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Testudines - Pelomedusidae
? Pelomedusidae indet. Cope 1868
Mohabey 1996 1 individual
nest of eggs
Reptilia - Titanosauridae
? Titanosauridae indet. Lydekker 1885
1 individual
"Kheda Type-B" ("? Titanosaurs")
    = Megaloolithus matleyi n. sp. Mohabey 1996
Mohabey 1996
synonym of Megaloolithus jabalpurensis
nest with 4 eggs; 125/CRP/89, 127/CRP/89
see common names

Country:India State/province:Maharashtra County:Chandrapur
Coordinates: 20.3° North, 79.1° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:27.1° South, 61.1° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Altitude:214 meters
Geographic resolution:outcrop
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
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Stratigraphy comments: 2 stratigraphic levels
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:concretionary calcareous sandstone
Secondary lithology: claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: nests found in upper calcretized part of sandstone, which rests on lacustrine clays
Environment:coarse channel fill
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Spatial orientation:life position
Associated major elements:many
Disassociated major elements:some
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,surface (in situ),mechanical,peel or thin section,field collection
Reason for describing collection:paleoecologic analysis
Collectors:D. Mohabey Collection dates:1989–1990
Database number:49659
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-04-22 12:08:48 Last modified:2020-01-03 11:19:37
Access level:the public Released:2005-04-22 12:08:48
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

71371. D. M. Mohabey. 1990. Discovery of dinosaur nesting site in Maharashtra. Gondwana Geological Magazine 3:32-34 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

13315ETE D. M. Mohabey. 1996. A new oospecies, Megaloolithus matleyi, from the Lameta Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra, India, and general remarks on the palaeoenvironment and nesting behaviour of dinosaurs. Cretaceous Research 17:183-196 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
19787ETE D. M. Mohabey. 1996. Depositional environment of Lameta Formation (Late Cretaceous) of Nand-Dongargaon inland basin, Maharashtra: the fossil and lithological evidences. In A. Sahni (ed.), Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Palaeoenvironments (L. Rama Rao Volume). Geological Society of India Memoir 37:363-386 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
17741ETE D. M. Mohabey. 1998. Systematics of Indian Upper Cretaceous dinosaur and chelonian eggshells. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(2):348-362 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
71374 D. M. Mohabey. 2001. Dinosaur eggs and dung (fecal mass) from Late Cretaceous of central India: dietary implications. Geological Survey of India Special Publication 64:605-615 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
19788ETE D. M. Mohabey. 2001. Indian dinosaur eggs: a review. Journal of the Geological Society of India 58(6):479-508 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
19943ETE D. M. Mohabey and S. G. Udhoji. 1996. Fauna and flora from Late Cretaceous (Maestrichtian) non-marine Lameta sediments associated with Deccan Volcanic Episode, Maharashtra: its relevance to the K-T Boundary problem, paleoenvironment and palaeogeography. In S. S. Deshmukh, K. K. K. Nair, D. B. Yedekar, D. M. Mohabey, & A. K. Chatterjee (eds.), Deccan Basalts: Papers Presented at the National Symposium on Deccan Flood Basalts of India, Nagpur. Gondwana Geological Magazine, Special Volume 2:349-364 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
56176 D. J. Varricchio, X. Jin, and F. D. Jackson. 2015. Lay, brood, repeat: nest reuse and site fidelity in ecologic time for two Cretaceous troodontid dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(3):e932797:1-9 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]