Little Andaman: Bivalves & assc. forams (Miocene of India)

Where: Andaman and Nicobar, India (10.6° N, 92.5° E: paleocoordinates 6.0° N, 94.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: S. Kanjilal and M.S. Srinivasan. 2002. New Bivalves from the MIocene of Little Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal. Journal of the Geological Society of India 60(5):527-536 [L. Ivany/P. Wall/P. Wall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46558: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Patrick Wall on 19.01.2005

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globorotaliidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris (Glycymerita) gigantica n. sp. Kanjilal and Srinivasan 2002 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Periglypta (Periglypta) sp. Jukes-Browne 1914 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Laevicardium (Laevicardium) sp. Swainson 1840 cockle
Trapezicardium laiensis n. gen. n. sp. Kanjilal and Srinivasan 2002 cockle
Megalaevicardium hutbayensis
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Laevicardium (Megalaevicardium) hutbayensis n. subgen. n. sp. Kanjilal and Srinivasan 2002