Ostracode fauna of the Niniyur formation (Palaeocene), Cauvery Basin, Tamil Nadu, Southern India

Mallikarjuna, U.B. (1996) Ostracode fauna of the Niniyur formation (Palaeocene), Cauvery Basin, Tamil Nadu, Southern India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 47 (5). pp. 561-578. ISSN 0974-6889

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A rich and interesting ostracode assemblage comprising 29 taxa, are recorded from the Niniyur Formation of the Cauvery Basin, Tamilnadu, Southern India. Of these, 6 species are new, 19 species are already reported and 4 species are left under open nomenclature. The new species are Hemicyprideis oertlii, Cyamocytheridea? niniyurensis, Costa niniyurensis, Stigmatocythere gowdai, Protobuntonia jaini and Pontocyprella niniyurensis. The present paper gives distribution, age and affinity of the fauna with systematic descriptions of six new species and four indeterminate species. The assemblage shows affinity to Palaeocene and Eocene forms of Western Europe, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and other areas in India. The overall palaeontological evidences suggest a Palaeocene age for the Niniyur Formation.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: biostratigraphy; ostracod; Palaeocene, India, Tamil Nadu, Cauvery Basin
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Earth Sciences > Geology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Geology
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 10:06
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 10:06
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/533

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