Kota Formation

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Kota Formation
Stratigraphic range: Hettangian-Pliensbachian[1]
Type Geological formation
Location
Country  India

The Kota Formation is a geological formation in India. It dates back to the Hettangian-Pliensbachian.[1]

Paleofauna[edit]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

Indeterminate thyreophoran remains geographically present in Andhra Pradesh State, India.[1]

Ornithodires reported from the Kota Formation
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images

Barapasaurus[1]

B. tagorei[1]

Geographically present in Andhra Pradesh State, India.[1]

"Scattered remains of more than [six] partial skeletons without skulls, manus, or pes."[2]


Campylognathoides[3]

C. indicus[3]

Geographically present in the Chanda District of Deccan India.[3]

Dandakosaurus

D. indicus

"Proximal pubis."[4]

.[1]

Kotasaurus[1]

K. yamanpaliensis[1]

Geographically present in Andhra Pradesh State, India.[1]

"Nearly complete skeleton without skull."[5]

Invertebrate paleofauna[edit]

Insects of the Kota Formation[6][7]
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes

Kotaphialtites

K. frankmortoni

Geographically present in Andhra Pradesh State, India.

An ephialtitid hymenopteran.

Taschigatra

T. bharataja

Geographically present in Andhra Pradesh State, India.

A rhagionid dipteran.

T. tulyabhijana

Geographically present in Andhra Pradesh State, India.

A rhagionid dipteran.

Xyelula

X. alexandri

Geographically present in Andhra Pradesh State, India.

A sepulcid hymenopteran.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Jurassic, Asia)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 534–535. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  2. ^ "Table 13.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 263.
  3. ^ a b c Wellnhofer, Peter (1991). "Summary of Lower Jurassic Pterosaurs." The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Pterosaurs. London, UK: Salamander Books Limited. p. 79. ISBN 0-86101-566-5.
  4. ^ "Table 4.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 78.
  5. ^ "Table 13.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 261.
  6. ^ Mostovski M.B., Jarzembowski E.A. 2000. The first brachycerous flies (Diptera: Rhagionidae) from the Lower Jurassic of Gondwana. Paleontological Journal 34 (Suppl. 3): 367-369.[1]
  7. ^ Rasnitsyn A.P. 2008. New hymenopteran insects (Insecta: Vespida) from the Lower or Middle Jurassic of India. Paleontological Journal 42 (1): 81-85.[2]