GENICULATE CORALLINE ALGAE FROM THE EARLY MIOCENE GODHRA FORMATION OF THE KACHCHH OFFSHORE BASIN, WESTERN INDIA
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The Godhra Formation (early Miocene) from the Kachchh Offshore Basin reveals presence of a rich assemblage of calcareous algae along with ...
The Godhra Formation (early Miocene) from the Kachchh Offshore Basin reveals presence of a rich assemblage of calcareous algae along with
abundant foraminifera. In the present paper, eight species belonging to five genera of geniculate coralline algae are documented and described. These
include Arthrocardia cretacica Raineri, Calliarthron antiquum Johnson, Corallina grandis Rao, C. hayasaki Ishijima, C. raoi Chatterji and
Gururaja, Jania guamensis Johnson, J. sripadaraoi Kundal and Humane and Subterraniphyllum thomasii Elliott for the first time. The present
geniculate coralline algal assemblage is associated with the dasycladalean algae and this association points that the limestone of the Godhra
Formation was deposited at a depth of 10-25 m in a marine water environment under low-energy conditions.
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