Where: Madhya Pradesh, India (23.9° N, 81.4° E: paleocoordinates 39.0° S, 47.3° E)
• coordinate stated in text
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Tiki Formation (Gondwana Group), Carnian (235.0 - 221.5 Ma)
• lower part of formation.
•The Tiki Formation is considered a temporal equivalent of the lower Maleri Formation, and both have been correlated on the basis of vertebrate biostratigraphy with the Scaphonyx-Exaeretodon-Herrerasaurus biozone of the Ischigualasto Formation of Argentina and the Hyperodapedon Assemblage Zone of the Santa Maria Formation of Brazil (e.g. Novas et al. 2011. Earth Env. Sci. Trans. Roy. Soc. Edin. 101:333-349). The relevant part of the Ischigualasto Formation has been dated as late Carnian in age on radioisotopic data (e.g. Martinez et al. 2011. Science 331: 206-210), and the Tiki Formation is commonly considered equivalent in age.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red, calcareous mudstone
Size class: mesofossils
Reposited in the GSI
Collection methods: bulk, sieve,
• Pal./CHQ: Palaeontology Division, Geological Survey of India, Calcutta
Primary reference: P. M. Datta, D. P. Das, and Z.-X. Luo. 2004. A late Triassic dromatheriid (Synapsida: Cynodontia) from India. Annals of Carnegie Museum 73(2):72-84 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 105292: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 18.02.2011, edited by Matt Carrano
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