Ordovician Graptolites from the Kashmir Himalayas


THE discovery of graptolites near the village of Harpatnar in the Anantnag District of Kashmir1 was of considerable interest to geologists studying the history of the Himalayas, because the apparent absence of graptolites from the Himalayas had long been the subject of considerable debate and speculation. The graptolites (described in ref. 2) indicate a Ludlow (Late Silurian) age for the Harpatnar Beds from which they were collected2.


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    Berry, W. B. N., and Gupta, V. J., J. Paleont., 40, 1338 (1966).

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    Gupta, V. J., and Denison, R. H., Nature, 211, 177 (1966).

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    Gupta, V. J., Rhodes, F. H. T., and Austin, R. L., Nature, 216, 468 (1967).

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BERRY, W., GUPTA, V. Ordovician Graptolites from the Kashmir Himalayas. Nature 216, 1097 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1038/2161097a0

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