Intertrappean Beds

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Intertrappean Beds
Stratigraphic range: Maastrichtian
Type Geological formation
Unit of Deccan Traps
Overlies Infratrappean Beds
Region Andhra Pradesh
Country India

The Intertrappean Beds are a Late Cretaceous geologic formation in India. Indeterminate theropod and pterosaur remains have been recovered from the formation, as well as dinosaur eggs.[1][2] The mammal genera Deccanolestes, Sahnitherium, Bharattherium, and Kharmerungulatum have been recovered from it as well.[3]

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  1. ^ Weishampel, et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution." Pp. 517-607.
  2. ^ Barrett, P.M., Butler, R.J., Edwards, N.P., & Milner, A.R. Pterosaur distribution in time and space: an atlas. p61-107. in Flugsaurier: Pterosaur papers in honour of Peter Wellnhofer. 2008. Hone, D.W.E., and Buffetaut, E. (eds). Zitteliana B, 28. 264pp.[1]
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  • Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. 861 pp. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.