First record of Bathonian Bullatimorphites (Jurassic, Ammonitina) from Kachchh, India Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Only two specimens of the family Tulitidae Buckman were previously reported from Kachchh (also Cutch, Kutch, Katch, or Kachh) in the state of Gujarat, i.e., “Stephanoceras bullatum (d'Orbigny)” of Waagen (1875) from the lower Callovian Golden Oolite of Kheera. Parona and Bonarelli (1897) named Waagen's illustrated specimen “Sphaeroceras’ cosmopolitum, which Spath (1924) later designated as the type species of Kheraiceras Spath. The only other tulitid known from the Indian subcontinent is the single Bullatimorphites (Kheraiceras) cf. bullatus from the Polyphemus Limestone of Baluchistan, Pakistan, described by Noetling (1896, Pl. 6, fig. 2, 2a).

publication date

  • January 1988