Aramda Reef, Dwarka-Okha, Unit 2 (Pleistocene of India)

Also known as Reef 3544

Where: Gujarat, India (23.3° N, 71.9° E: paleocoordinates 23.3° N, 71.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chaya Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Late Pleistocene-Holocene, Radiocarbon ages are 41.2 and 18.3 ka

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; framestone

• presence of rhodoliths Class III and Class IV (after Bosence)suggests high energy conditions with high turbulence
• algal framestone, 60 cm thick

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. Kundal and A. P. Dharashivkar. 2005. Record of rhodoliths from Aramda Reef Member (Late Pleistocene to Holocene) of Chaya Formation, Dwarka-Okha area, Gujarat and their paleoenvironmental significance. Current Science 88(10):1684-1689 [W. Kiessling/A. Girndt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80599: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Antje Girndt on 29.04.2008, edited by Mihaela Krause

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Podocopida -
Neomonoceratina sp. Kingma 1948 ostracod
 Podocopida - Xestoleberididae
Xestoleberis plana Mueller 1894 ostracod
 Podocopida - Hemicytheridae
Caudites sp. Coryell and Fields 1937 ostracod
 Podocopida -
Loxocorniculum sp. Benson and Coleman 1963 ostracod
Semicytherura robusta Bonaduce et al. 1976 ostracod
Bicornucythere bisanensis Okubo 1975 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Neonesidea sp. Maddocks 1962 ostracod
 Podocopida -
Callistocythere sp. Ruggieri 1953 ostracod
Pistocythereis sp. Gou 1983 ostracod
Pectocythere sp. Hanai 1957 ostracod
Parakrithella sp. Hanai 1959 ostracod
Radimella sp. Pokorny 1969 ostracod
 Platycopida - Cytherellidae
Cytherelloidea sp. Alexander 1929 ostracod
 Podocopa - Cytheridae
Cytheromorpha sp. Hirschmann 1909 ostracod
Cytheromorpha acupunctata Brady 1880 ostracod
Paijenborchella sp. Kingma 1948 ostracod
 Podocopa - Loxoconchidae
Loxoconcha stellifera Mueller 1894 ostracod
Loxoconcha uranouchiensis Ishizaki 1968 ostracod
Loxoconcha bairdi Mueller 1912 ostracod
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Lithothamnion sp. Heydrich 1897
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae