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Discovery of the chitinozoans Belonechitina capitata from the Shiala Formation of northeastern Garhwal-Kumaon Tethys Himalaya, Pithoragarh District, Uttrakhand, India
Sinha, H.N.; Verniers, J. (2016). Discovery of the chitinozoans Belonechitina capitata from the Shiala Formation of northeastern Garhwal-Kumaon Tethys Himalaya, Pithoragarh District, Uttrakhand, India. Geoscience Frontiers 7(5): 859-864. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.gsf.2015.07.005
In: Geoscience Frontiers. CHINA UNIV GEOSCIENCES: Wuhan. ISSN 1674-9871, more
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Keyword
    Belonechitina capitata
Author keywords
    Chitinozoan (Belonechitina capitata); Ordovician; Northeastern Kumaon;Tethys Himalaya; Low palaeo latitudinal Gondwana; Shiala Formation

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  • Sinha, H.N.
  • Verniers, J., more

Abstract
    Belonechitina capitata, a typically middle to late Ordovician chitinozoan index taxon was for the first time recovered from the northeastern Kumaon region, a part of Garhwal-Kumaon Tethys basin of the Himalaya, India. This species is of great biostratigraphic importance and has already been reported from Avalonia, Baltica and northern Gondwana. The study area was during Ordovician, part of a low-palaeolatitudinal Gondwana region. The vesicles of recovered forms are black and fragmentary. This is principally attributed to intense tectonic activity during the Himalayan orogenic movement which resulted into high thermal alteration. The chitinozoans are found along with melanosclerites.

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