VL/3 (Cretaceous of India)

Where: India (11.5° N, 78.8° E: paleocoordinates 50.0° S, 36.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kallakudi limestone Formation, Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• 6.5 m thick sequence which is richly fossiliferous with abundant algal flora and megainvertebrate fossils. The limestone is both well bedded and massive, and is mud-supported. At places, the algal bioherms are very well developed in the quarry

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: P. K. Misra, S. Kishore, S. K. Singh and A. K. Jauhri. 2009. Rhodophycean Algae from the Lower Cretaceous of the Cauvery Basin, South India. Journal geological society of India 73:325-334 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 222127: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Keenan Hassell on 13.09.2021

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Taxonomic list

 Hapalidiales - Corallinophycidae
Melobesioideae "indet" Bizzozero 1885
 Sporolithales - Corallinophycidae
Sporolithon sp. Rothpletz 1891