|mhorn||Дата: Monday, 16.11.2009, 10:11 | Сообщение # 1|
|Krishna J., Pandey B., Pathak D.B. (2009) Characterization of Dichotomoceras in the Oxfordian of Kachchh // Journal of the Geological Society of India. Vol.74. P.469-479. |
Authors report here the first Dichotomoceras of the Indian subcontinent at Kantkote (Wagad) in the proximal most exposed part of the Kachchh Basin. This is further addition to the significant enlargement of the Oxfordian ammonoid record made earlier (Krishna et al. 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000). Near continuous presence of ammonoids has been recorded in ca 55 m thick succession, almost immediately above the Schilli Subzone, that was considered ammonoid devoid earlier. The ammonoid density, diversity and frequency in this just discovered ca 55 m thick column are much scarcer in comparison to the underlying 10 m thick ammonoid abundant Schilli Subzone. Examples of Dichotomoceras are determined almost throughout the said interval which in our preliminary taxonomic evaluation appear identical or close to D. rotoides (Ronch.), D. stenocycloides (Siem.), D. bifurcatus (Quenst.) and D. crassus Enay. It thus suggests the characterization of the Rotoides Subzone of the Transversarium Zone and the superjacent Bifurcatus Zone of the column at least up to the early Late Oxfordian.
Middle Jurassic - Lower Cretaceous ammonites & aptychi