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Indian Fossils1

Nature volume 88, page 531 (15 February 1912) | Download Citation



THE Geological Survey of India has done good service both to stratigraphical geology and to palæontology by entrusting to Messrs. Cossmann and Pissarro its collection of Mollusca from the Ranikot beds of Sind. These are the only undoubted Lower Eocene strata hitherto discovered in India, and an authoritative comparison of their fossils with those of the corresponding European formations is of great interest and importance. Most of the specimens described are from the zone of Nummulites planulatus, and a large proportion of them were collected by Mr. E. W. Vreden-burg, who contributes some preliminary stratigraphical notes to Messrs. Cossmann and Pissarro's memoir. The corals of the same formation were determined many years ago by Prof. Martin Duncan, while the Echinoids were described by Duncan and Sladen.

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