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An Oligocene non-marine ostracod fauna from the Basgo Formation (Ladakh Molasse), NW Himalaya, India

Sunil Bajpai, Robin C. Whatley, G. V. R. Prasad and John E. Whittaker
An Oligocene non-marine ostracod fauna from the Basgo Formation (Ladakh Molasse), NW Himalaya, India
Journal of Micropalaeontology (May 2004) 23, Part 1: 3-9

Abstract

A small fauna of three species of non-marine cypridacean Ostracoda has been recovered from the Basgo Formation of the Ladakh Molasse in the North Western Himalaya, India. All three species are new and are described herein. They are: Dongyingia sannionis sp. nov., Candona himalaica sp. nov. and Eucypris alpina sp. nov. Previous palaeontological data from the Basgo Formation, although embracing a number of vertebrate and invertebrate groups and also charophytes, have been rather poor and have not allowed anything other than a somewhat conjectural age determination. However, the genus Dongyingia is only known elsewhere from the Upper Oligocene of China, where it is an abundant and characteristic component of non-marine sequences. The overall excellent preservation of the Ostracoda in this study militates against their having been derived and, thus, provides good evidence for a Late Oligocene age for the Basgo Formation.


ISSN: 0262-821X
EISSN: 2041-4978
Serial Title: Journal of Micropalaeontology
Serial Volume: 23, Part 1
Title: An Oligocene non-marine ostracod fauna from the Basgo Formation (Ladakh Molasse), NW Himalaya, India
Affiliation: Indian Institute of Technology, Department of Earth Sciences, Roorkee, India
Pages: 3-9
Published: 200405
Text Language: English
Publisher: British Micropalaeontological Society, London, United Kingdom
Accession Number: 2008-008863
Categories: StratigraphyInvertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: strat. col., 1 plate, geol. sketch map
N34°19'60" - N34°19'60", E77°00'00" - E77°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Wales Aberystwyth, GBR, United KingdomUniversity of Jammu, IND, IndiaNatural History Museum, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200804
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