Unit 11, Bund Vera (Ranikot Series), India - Nuttall (1932) (Eocene of India)

Where: India (34.2° N, 74.8° E: paleocoordinates 7.2° N, 69.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Ranikot Group, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• Limestone unit (45 ft thick) at top of 365 ft thick section, overlying shale. This is the lowermost Upper Ranikot, and conformably overlies the Lower Ranikot Series, and is unconformably overlain by the Laki Series. The upper 300 ft of this section (including the collection) correspond to Vredenburg's Zone 2. Evidence for the lower Eocene age assignment is not presented, but the enterer suspects a microfaunal basis. Unit numbering is of the enterer's iniative and is numbered from bottom to top, each unit representing each of the author's lithological subdivisions.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shelly/skeletal, brown, yellow limestone

• Carbonate. No paleoenvironmental data reported.
• Limestone, light brown to yellow, massive, highly fossiliferous.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Observations assumed to be undertaken by the author. No collections reported.

Primary reference: D.F.C. Nuttall. 1932. The stratigraphy of the upper Ranikot Series (Lower Eocene) of Sind, India. Records of the Geological Society of India 35:306-313 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 42873: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.08.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Not exhaustive, but representative. Includes, mollusca, echinoids (in some collections) and foraminifera.
 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella ranikoti" = Kapalmerella ranikoti
"Turritella ranikoti" = Kapalmerella ranikoti Vredenburg 1928 turret shell
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
 Nautilida - Hercoglossidae
"Nautilus deluci" = Deltoidonautilus deluci
"Nautilus deluci" = Deltoidonautilus deluci d'Archaic 1850 nautiloid
 Cidaroida - Rhabdocidaridae
Rhabdocidaris sp. pencil urchin
 Camarodonta - Glyphocyphidae
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Linthia indica heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster elongatus heart urchin
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
 Cassiduloida - Neolampadidae