Trichinopoly Group

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Trichinopoly Group
Stratigraphic range: Late Cretaceous
Type Geological formation
Region Asia

The Trichinopoly Group is a geological formation in India whose strata date back to the Late Cretaceous. It lies between the Ootatoor and Ariyalur groups. It is broad in its southern extremity but thins as it gradually proceeds northwards as it ultimately meets the Ariyalur group.[1] Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[2]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

Dravidosaurus blanfordi - "Fragmentary skeleton with partial skull, adult."[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India. Oxford University. 1865. pp. 107–140. 
  2. ^ Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Late Cretaceous, Asia)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 593-600. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  3. ^ "Table 16.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 344.