Intertrappean Fauna, Rajamundry Area (Eocene of India)

Where: Andhra Pradesh, India (17.0° N, 81.7° E: paleocoordinates 11.1° S, 69.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified limestone and lithified claystone

• microfaunal evidence points to the dposition of Unit II in a nearshore, epineritic environment with open-sea connections
• limestone, hard, fine-grained, with clay intercalations

Primary reference: S. N. Bhalla. 1974. On the Occurrence of Eotrionodon in the Eocene of Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh. Journal of the Geologocial Society of India 15(3):335-337 [L. Ivany/P. Wall/P. Wall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 46388: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Patrick Wall on 12.01.2005

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Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Buliminacea - Buliminidae
 Discorbacea - Discorbidae
 Discorbacea - Rosalinidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globorotaliidae
Globorotalia sp. Cushman 1927
 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
"Globorotalia (Turborotalia) cf. centralis" = Turborotalia cerroazulensis
"Globorotalia (Turborotalia) cf. centralis" = Turborotalia cerroazulensis Cole 1928
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Polymorphinidae
 Nodosariacea - Ellipsolagenidae
Actinopteri
 Tetraodontiformes - Eotrigonodontidae
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Quinqueloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae