Mattur (Paleocene of India)

Where: Cauvery Basin, India (11.3° N, 79.2° E: paleocoordinates 22.2° S, 62.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Ninniyur Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• Middle subcrystalline member of Ninniyur Fm.

•Age indicated as early to late Palaeocene in text but Thanetian in title.

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal, argillaceous limestone

• Middle subcrystalline shelly limestone

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Only coralline Algae are described.

Primary reference: S. Kishore and S. K. Singh. 2004. Coralline Algae from the Ninniyur Formation (Thanetian) of the Cauvery Basin, South India. Our Nature 2:1-6 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137533: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 18.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Sporolithaceae
Sporolithon "sp. 1" Heydrich 1897
Sporolithon "sp. 2" Heydrich 1897