Darapur (Triassic of India)

Where: Andhra Pradesh, India (19.4° N, 79.3° E: paleocoordinates 50.8° S, 48.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Yerrapalli Formation, Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Vertebrate biostratigraphy (e.g. Bandyopadhyay & Sengupta 1999. J. Afr. Earth Sciences 29:233-241) has been used to argue for a middle/late Anisian age for the Yerrapalli, on the basis of similarities to the fauna of the Manda Beds of Tanzania

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by T. Kutty in 1972

• ISI: Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta

Primary reference: S. Chatterjee. 1980. The evolution of rhynchosaurs. Mémoires de la Société géologique de France, nouvelle série 139:57-65 [R. Butler/R. Butler/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136648: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 30.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Rhynchosauria - Rhynchosauridae
Mesodapedon kuttyi n. gen. n. sp.
Mesodapedon kuttyi n. gen. n. sp. Chatterjee 1980 rhynchosaur
ISI R300, dentary (holotype). ISI R301, 302, maxillae