KN - Khari Nadi [Khari Nadi Fm] (Oligocene of India)

Where: India (23.4° N, 68.7° E: paleocoordinates 15.5° N, 66.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Khari Nadi Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Khari Nadi, which regionally overlies the Maniyara Fort Fm (Late Oligocene). AGE: Chattian, on the basis of large foraminiferal biostratigraphy (Biwass, 1992). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From two fossiliferous shell beds of limestone.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal limestone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Shell concentrated limestones. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Harzhauser et al in 2008; reposited in the NHMW

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: M. Harzhauser and colleagues, c. 2007-2008. REPOSITORY: NHMW, Vienna.

Primary reference: M. Harzhauser, M. Euter, W. E. Piller, B. Berning, A. Kroh and O. Mandic. 2009. Oligocene and Early Miocene gastropods from Kutch (NW India) document an early biogeographic switch from Western Tethys to Indo-Pacific. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 83:333-372 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 111233: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 22.06.2011

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropods; few bivalves mentioned. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Orbitoidacea - Lepidocyclinidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pectinidae indet. Wilkes 1810 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Turbinella premekranica Vredenburg 1925 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Lithoconus) brevis Sowerby 1840 cone shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Zaria angulata" = Kapalmerella ranikoti Vredenburg 1928 turret shell
Protoma deshayesi d'Archiac 1850 turret shell
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica affinis Sowerby 1840 sundial
 Cheilostomata - Cupuladriidae
Cupuladriidae indet. Lagaaij 1952
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin