Guyat 2, Pondaung Sandstone (Eocene of Myanmar)

Also known as AMNH A23

Where: Myanmar (22.0° N, 94.5° E: paleocoordinates 13.1° N, 92.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pondaung Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• The whole sequence of units was originally defined as the ‘Pondaung Sandstones’ by Cotter (1914), but the horizon yielding Eocene vertebrate fossils is now known as the ‘Upper Member’ of the Pondaung Formation (see Maung et al. 2005). The most recent age for this unit is ~39–38 Ma and so it can be regarded as middle Bartonian (see Tsubamoto et al. 2011).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; 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

Reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: E. Colbert. 1938. Fossil mammals from Burma in the American Museum of Natural History. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 74:255-436 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41310: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 12.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Carettochelyidae
"Burmemys magnifica" = Allaeochelys magnifica
"Burmemys magnifica" = Allaeochelys magnifica Hutchison et al. 2004 turtle
 Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
"Titanotheriidae indet." = Brontotheriidae, Metatelmatherium ? browni
"Titanotheriidae indet." = Brontotheriidae Marsh 1873 brontothere
 Artiodactyla -
"Anthracothema pangan" = Anthracotherium pangan
"Anthracothema pangan" = Anthracotherium pangan Pilgrim and Cotter 1916 even-toed ungulate