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

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

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; medium-grained, calcareous sandstone and pebbly, green, white conglomerate

• beds could be either "freshwater deposits", "shallow water, maine environment", or "an estuarine complex"
• "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."

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by Mathur & Srivastava in 1982-1984

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: 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]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38041: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Titanosauridae
? Titanosaurus rahioliensis n. sp. Mathur and Srivastava 1987 titanosaurid
 Theropoda -
Theropoda indet.1 theropod
GSI 19989, 19990; "Type A"
 Saurischia -
Abelisauroidea indet.1 Bonaparte 1991 ceratosaur
GSI 19996; "Type E"
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Abelisauridae indet.2 Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
GSI 19988
Abelisauridae indet.2 Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
GSI 19991; "Type B"
Abelisauridae indet.2 Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
GSI 19992, 19993; "Type C"
Abelisauridae indet.1 Bonaparte and Novas 1985 ceratosaur
GSI 19994, 19995; "Type D"