Ghuneri, Kutch, Bhuj Formation, Ghuneri Member (Cretaceous of India)

Where: Gujarat, India (23.8° N, 68.9° E: paleocoordinates 31.6° S, 34.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ghuneri Member (Bhuj Formation), Late/Upper Valanginian (140.2 - 136.4 Ma)

• "Trigonia Bed"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; lithified, calcareous sandstone

• Ghuneri Member: marginal marine, wave-dominated environment punctuated by repeated sea level changes that gradually developed into a lagoonal setting
• thin, lenticular, coarse-grained calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. Rudra and S. Bardhan. 2006. Status of "Trigonia ventricosa" (Bivalvia) from the Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous of Kutch, western India: Kitchin's unfinished synthesis. Cretaceous Research 27:611-628 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 66781: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 16.10.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Carditida - Astartidae
 Trigoniida - Trigoniidae
Iotrigonia vscripta Kitchin 1903 clam
Iotrigonia recurva Kitchin 1903 clam
 Trigoniida - Megatrigonioidae
"Pisotrigonia ventricosa" = Pterotrigonia
"Pisotrigonia ventricosa" = Pterotrigonia clam
 Trigoniida - Myophorelloidae