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New celleporid (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) species from Tertiary deposits of western Kachchh, Gujarat, India

  • Asit K. Guha
  • Konga Gopikrishna
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Abstract

Five new bryozoan species (Buffonellaria cornuta, Lagenipora chedopadiensis, Turbicellepora canui, T. naniberensis andT. rostrata) belonging to the family CelleporidaeHINCKS, 1884 are described and illustrated from the Tertiary sequences of western Kachchh, Gujarat, India. The zoaria of these species comprise about 17 percent of total cheilostome bryozoan colonies from Kachchh in the present collection, and those ofTurbicellepora rostrata n. sp. account for over 64 percent of the celleporid specimens. These records of celleporids enrich our knowledge of the fossil occurrence of this group during the Early Miocene in the Indo-Pacific province.

Keywords

Bryozoa Cheilostomata celleporid Tertiary new taxa 

Kurzfassung

Aus tertiären Abfolgen von West-Kachchh, Gujarat, Indien werden fünf neue Bryozoen-Taxa (Buffonellaria cornuta, Lagenipora chedopadiensis, Turbicellepora canui, T. naniberensis andT. rostrata), die zur Familie CelleporidaeHincks, 1884 gehören, beschrieben und abgebildet. Die Zoarien dieser Arten umfassen etwa 17 % aller cheilostomer Bryozoen-Kolonien in der bearbeiteten Kollektion aus Kachchh, und diejenigen vonTurbicellepora rostratä n. sp. stellen 64 % der celleporiden Exemplare. Diese Funde von Celleporiden erweitern die Kenntnis zur fossilen Verbreitung dieser Gruppe während des Frühen Miozäns in der Indo-Pazifischen Provinz.

Schlüsselwörter

Bryozoa Cheilostomata Celleporiden Tertiär neue Taxa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geology & GeophysicsIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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