Temple Hill, Rahioli (cgl) (Cretaceous of India)

Where: Gujarat, India (23.1° N, 73.3° E: paleocoordinates 22.1° S, 57.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lameta Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "infratrappean" sediments of the Lameta Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crevasse splay; calcareous, cherty/siliceous conglomerate and sandy, calcareous sandstone

• "sheet-wash deposit"
• "The bones were preserved in a conglomeratic layer that lies below a dinosaur tooth-bearing calcareous sandstone." (Wilson et al., 2003)

•"A conglomeratic formation with a siliceous or calcareous matrix forming the lower part grading successively into gritty, siliceous or calcareous types." (Dwivedi et al., 1985)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1982-1984

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• "There are probably additional bones beyond the edge of the current map, which shows only those portions excavated from 1982 through 1984."

Primary reference: A. Sahni. 1984. Cretaceous-Paleocene terrestrial faunas of India: lack of endemism during drifting of the Indian Plate. Science 226(4673):441-443 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34725: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Titanosauria indet.2 Bonaparte and Coria 1993 sauropod
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Rajasaurus narmadensis n. gen. n. sp.2
Rajasaurus narmadensis n. gen. n. sp.2 Wilson et al. 2003 ceratosaur
 Ornithischia -
Ornithischia indet.1 ornithischian