Kankesanturai (Miocene of Sri Lanka)

Also known as 67 C/1, A.3

Where: Sri Lanka (9.8° N, 80.0° E: paleocoordinates 2.2° N, 76.2° 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 77648: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.01.2008

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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.
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Lithoconus) litteratus Linnaeus 1758 cone shell