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Tákli Plain, northwest of Nagpur (Cretaceous of India)

Where: Maharashtra, India (21.2° N, 79.1° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° S, 61.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Takli Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Intertrappean beds within Deccan Traps; the informal "Takli Formation" is Maastrichtian in age based on on palynology, vertebrate, and ostracod fauna. Bed is "only a few inches thick" at Takli (Hislop & Hunter, 1855).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified siltstone

• "Part of a lake, extensive enough to be bounded at least on the west and south, and probably on all sides, by the horizon" (Hislop & Hunter, 1855). Likely a shallow lake given thin extent of lacustrine bed.

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by S. Hislop, R. Hunter in 1851

Primary reference: A. Murray. 1860. Notes on some fossil insects from Nagpur. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 16:182-186 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119660: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 30.10.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

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