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Latest Permian radiolarian fauna from Klaeng, eastern Thailand

Katsuo Sashida, Sirot Salyapongse and Nikorn Nakornsri
Latest Permian radiolarian fauna from Klaeng, eastern Thailand
Micropaleontology (2000) 46 (3): 245-263


A latest Permian radiolarian fauna is described from a chert-clastic sequence exposed at Khao Wang Chik, Klaeng, eastern Thailand. This fauna was recovered from a continuous siliceous sequence comprised of white to light gray siliceous shale, dark gray bedded chert, and dark gray siliceous shale. The fauna is composed of Neoalbaillella optima, Albaillella levis, A. triangularis, Entactinia itsukaichiensis, Triaenosphaera minuta, Ishigaum trifustis, Nazarovella inflata, Triplanospongos musashiensis, Copicyntra akikawaensis and others. These radiolarians represent the latest Permian Neoalbaillella optima Assemblage reported from Japan, Russian Far East, Philippines, south and southwestern China, and northern Thailand. The radiolarian-bearing sequence was probably deposited in the deep, pelagic environment of the Paleotethys Ocean. An overlying coarse-grained clastic sequence reflects an abrupt change in local depositional environment, possibly caused by the narrowing of the Paleotethys Ocean in Early Triassic time. Twenty-eight radiolarian species belonging to 15 genera are systematically investigated. One new genus, Klaengspongus, and four new species, Triaenosphaera longispina, Ishigaum klaengensis, Pseudospongoprunum? fontainei, and Klaengspongus spinosus are described.

ISSN: 0026-2803
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 46
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Latest Permian radiolarian fauna from Klaeng, eastern Thailand
Affiliation: University of Tsukuba, Institute of Geoscience, Ibaraki, Japan
Pages: 245-263
Published: 2000
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
References: 101
Accession Number: 2003-041816
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sect., strat. cols., 3 plates, sketch map
N12°49'60" - N12°49'60", E101°39'00" - E101°39'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Department of Mineral Resources, THA, Thailand
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200313
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