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Early permian brachiopod and molluscan species from the bap formation of peninsula India

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Six brachiopod species and one bivalve are described from the Bap Formation of Rajasthan, including new speciesArctitreta bapensis andStrophalosiaperfecta, and a new genus and speciesLamniplica punctata (Family Paraspiriferinidae). The age is shown to be probably mid Asselian, in concordance with palynomorph evidence for correlation with theGranulatisporites confluens Zone of Australia and other parts of Gondwana in South America and Africa. The fauna is thus older than all other known Permian faunas found in Peninsula India.


Sechs Brachiopoden-Arten und eine Bivalven-Art werden aus der Bap Formation von Rajastan beschrieben; darunter sind zwei neue Arten,Arctitreta bapensis undStrophalosia perfecta, und eine neue Gattung und Art,Lamniplica punctata (Familie Paraspiriferinidae). Das Alter ist wahrscheinlich Mittel-Asselian; dies wird bestätigt durch die gefundenen Palynomorphen, die eine Korrelation mit derGranulosporites confluens- zone von Australien und anderen Teilen von Gondwana in Südamerika und Afrika ermöglichen. Die Fauna ist daher älter als alle anderen bisher bekannten permischen Faunen des Indischen Subkontinents.

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Waterhouse, J.B., Rao, A.R. Early permian brachiopod and molluscan species from the bap formation of peninsula India. Paläont. Z. 63, 25–39 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02989524

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