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Sauropod Bed, Bara Simla (Cretaceous of India)

Also known as Jabalpur

Where: Madhya Pradesh, India (23.2° N, 80.0° E: paleocoordinates 24.7° S, 63.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mottled Nodular Beds Member (Lameta Formation), Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• belongs to the lowest and least nodular part of the Mottled Nodular Beds, about four feet above the Ossiferous Conglomerate

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green, red, sandy claystone

• "a deposit of red and green, marly and somewhat sandy clay"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. A. Matley, D. Bhattacharji in 1917

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical

Primary reference: C. A. Matley. 1921. On the stratigraphy, fossils and geological relationships of the Lameta beds of Jubbulpore. Records of the Geological Survey of India 53(2):142-169 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26375: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 14.10.2002

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