Ammonites from the Oxfordian strata of Gangta Bet, Kachchh, western India

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Pandey DK, Alberti M, Fürsich F
Journal: Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India
Publication year: 2013
Volume: 58
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 139-174
ISSN: 0552-9360
Language: English


Abstract


Gangta Bet, an islet situated in the salt marshes of the Great Rann of Kachchh, western India, is composed of Jurassic strata containing a rich fauna of Upper Oxfordian ammonites which are very rare in other parts of the Kachchh Basin. A detailed bed-by-bed collection yielded 148 ammonites belonging to 21 taxa which are briefly described and illustrated. The assemblage is strongly dominated by members of the genus Perisphinctes Waagen, 1869, which are excellent guide fossils enabling intrabasinal and intercontinental correlations e.g., with the ammonite zonation of Europe. While the oldest beds on the Gangta Bet did not yield ammonites indicative of a certain biozone, most of the recorded taxa can be assigned to the Bifurcatus Zone (Stenocycloides and Grossouvrei subzones) of the Upper Oxfordian.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Fürsich, Franz Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät


Additional Organisation
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt


External institutions with authors

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
University of Rajasthan


How to cite

APA:
Pandey, D.K., Alberti, M., & Fürsich, F. (2013). Ammonites from the Oxfordian strata of Gangta Bet, Kachchh, western India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, 58(2), 139-174.

MLA:
Pandey, Dhirendra Kumar, Matthias Alberti, and Franz Fürsich. "Ammonites from the Oxfordian strata of Gangta Bet, Kachchh, western India." Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 58.2 (2013): 139-174.

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