Kirimalai (Miocene of Sri Lanka)

Also known as 58 0/13, C.3

Where: Sri Lanka (9.8° N, 80.0° E: paleocoordinates 2.2° N, 76.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown lithostratigraphic unit (not stated in text) and hence lithostratigraphic relationships are unknown. AGE: Early Miocene, based on faunal correlations with lower Gaj of Pakistan and India.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine

• ENVIRONMENT: No environmental data are reported in text, though apparently from shallow marine setting.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown. LITHIFICATION: Unknown, no specimens are figured.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Wayland or Davies (c. 1920). REPOSITORY: Presumably BMNH.

Primary reference: F. E. Eames. 1950. On the ages of certain Upper Tertiary beds of Peninsula India and Ceylon. Geological Magazine 87:233-252 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 77646: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.01.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to representative forms of gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication and somewhat antiquated, though nevertheless, consistent use of subgenera and species-resolution assignments permit nomenclatural vetting.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys senatoria" = Mimachlamys senatoria Gmelin 1791 scallop
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
? Discors triforme Sowerby 1840 cockle
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
"Euspirocrommium oweni" = Pachycrommium oweni
"Euspirocrommium oweni" = Pachycrommium oweni d'Archiac and Haime 1854 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olivellidae
Agaronia pupa Sowerby 1840 snail
SUBSPECIES: Olivancillaria (Anazola) nebulosa pupa
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Lithoconus) litteratus Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica rostalina Jenkins 1864 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Phalium (Semicassis) booleyi" = Semicassis
"Phalium (Semicassis) booleyi" = Semicassis snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Ptychocerithium archiaci Vredenburg 1928 cerith snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Tectus loryi d'Archaic and Haime 1853 top snail
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Soritidae