Mirzapur Rest House (Pliocene to of India)

Where: Uttar Pradesh, India (30.9° N, 76.7° E: paleocoordinates 29.8° N, 77.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• "referable to the Pinjaur stage" - Upper Shivaliks

•said to be Miocene, but if the faunal list is accurate at all, it must be Pliocene or Pleistocene (JA)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, red sandstone

• "nala-bed"..."greyish sandstones with a tinge of pink"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1959

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. R. Sahni and E. Khan. 1961. Recent finds of Shivalik vertebrates. 3. On a complete dentition of a young Stegodon insignis Falc. and Caut. Research Bulletin of the Panjab University, New Series 12(3-4):259-261 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 37751: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinoceros sp. Linnaeus 1758 one-horned rhinoceros
"both young and mature specimens"
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sivalensis horse
"both young and mature specimens"
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Stegodon insignis elephant
"both young and mature specimens"
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
"both young and mature specimens"
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer
"both young and mature specimens"