Kyawyaw, Pondaung Sandstone (Eocene of Myanmar)

Also known as Kyawywa

Where: Myanmar (21.8° N, 94.6° E: paleocoordinates 13.6° N, 95.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Yaw Series Group, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• Pilgrim says that the Yaw Series overlies the Pondaung Sandstone, as does a later article (Colbert, 1938) who gives the age of the Yaw "stage" as Priabonian, based on faunal correlations.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: brown, yellow sandstone and red, white, yellow siliciclastic

• successive beds of cherry-red, bright buff and cream-white earths interstratified with brown or buff sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: collected by B. B. Gupta, specimens housed in the Geological Museum, Calcutta

Primary reference: G. E. Pilgrim. 1925. The Perissodactyla of the Eocene of Burma. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India 8(3):1-28 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41178: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 07.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
Sivatitanops birmanicum Pilgrim and Cotter 1916 brontothere