Kutch (Miocene of India)

Where: Gujarat, India (23.4° N, 68.8° E: paleocoordinates 18.1° N, 68.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chasra Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; silty claystone and argillaceous limestone

• Silty shales and impure Limestones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 179086: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 27.05.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea chinensis Linnaeus 1758 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Siliquariidae
Tenagodus granti Sowerby 1840 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Epitoniidae
Clathrus gajensis Vredenburg 1928 wentletrap
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Tibia protofusus Vredenburg 1928 true conch
Terebellum obtusum Sowerby 1840 true conch
Strombus sedanensis Martin 1899 conch
Persististrombus depertitus Sowerby 1840 true conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Rostellariidae
Varicospira subrimosa d'Orbigny 1852 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Nebularia subscrobiculata d'Orbigny 1852 mitre shell
Chrysame sowerbyi d'Orbigny 1852 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Harpeola) jugosa Sowerby 1839 volute
Athleta (Volutospina) dentata Sowerby 1839 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Muricopsis exhexagonus Vredenburg 1925 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Olivellidae
Agaronia pupa Sowerby 1840 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva indica Vredenburg 1925 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Pugilina eulactea Dey 1961 snail
Melongena lainei Basterot 1825 snail
"Melongena cornuta" = Galeodes cornutus Agassiz 1843 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Clavellofusus cf. fennemai Martin 1906 snail
Hemipolygona "nov. sp." Rovereto 1889 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Turbinella affinis Sowerby 1839 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Myurella katchhensis Vredenburg 1925 auger snail
Myurella aiyengari Dey 1961 auger snail
Myurella reticulata Sowerby 1840 auger snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Lithoconus) odengensis Martin 1895 cone shell
Conus (Lithoconus) brevis Sowerby 1840 cone shell
Conus (Leptoconus) marginatus Sowerby 1839 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Crassispira kachhensis Vredenburg 1925 turrid
Gemmula gajensis Vredenburg 1925 turrid
"Hemipleurotoma virginoides" = Gemmula turrid
Hemipleurotoma bonneti Cossmann 1900 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Clavatulidae
Turricula spuria Hedley 1922 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Personidae
Distorsio decipiens Reeve 1844 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Gyrineum bituberculare Lamarck 1816 triton shell
Apollon morrisi d'Archiac 1854 triton shell
Biplex perca triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Semicassis sculpta Sowerby 1839 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ficidae
Ficus kachhensis Vredenburg 1925 fig shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea nasuta" = Erronea (Gratiadusta) nasuta, "Cypraea humerosa" = Barycypraea humerosa, "Cypraea prunum" = Callistocypraea (Miolyncina) prunum
"Cypraea nasuta" = Erronea (Gratiadusta) nasuta Sowerby 1839 cowry
"Cypraea humerosa" = Barycypraea humerosa Sowerby 1839 cowry
"Cypraea prunum" = Callistocypraea (Miolyncina) prunum Sowerby 1839 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Hipponicidae
"Hipponyx narica" = Hipponix
"Hipponyx narica" = Hipponix hoof shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica obscura Sowerby 1840 moon snail
Sinum aquensis Recluz 1843 moon snail
Sinum aquensis praecedens
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Scaphander javanus Martin 1879 snail
 Opisthobranchia - Haminoeidae
Aliculastrum protocylindrica Vredenburg 1925 snail
 Heterostropha - Architectonicidae
Architectonica affinis Sowerby 1840 sundial