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Cosmopolitan Status for Taramelliceras kachhense (Waagen) (Ammonoidea) from Kutch, Western India

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Individual organisms within extant species, including cephalopods, vary morphologically (size, shape and colour), physiologically, behaviourally and demographically. This was no different for the extinct ammonoids, which are well known for intra-specific variation in conch shape, ornamentation, ontogeny as well as the morphology of the suture line. The ammonoides, like other molluscs, sometimes exhibit wide morphological intra-specific variation of their shells. Although this phenomenon is of greatest importance, it has rarely been investigated and quantified in large samples. The present work thrives on revisiting the taxonomy of the genus Taramelliceras del Campana from Kutch, western India. For that purpose, morphometric analysis has been performed using multivariate data available from the present collection as well as the earlier topotypes. A comparison has been made with the European types to understand the palaeobiogeography of the present species Taramelliceras kachhense (Waggen).

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the Director, Central Fossil Repository of Geological Survey of India, Kolkata, for granting permission to study the type specimens. PR is also thankful to the Principal, Durgapur Government College, for institutional support for the research work. PR and SM also acknowledge DST-SERB, Govt. of India, for financial support under the project (CRG/2018/003717). All the authors express their gratitude to Jadavpur University, Kolkata, for infrastructural facilities. Authors are thankful to Dr. Ajay Kumar Bhowmik for critically reviewing the manuscript and his valuable suggestions.

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Annexure 1

Annexure 1

Materials and Dimensions:

Specimen no

 

D

U

W

H

Locality and Horizon

GSI Type

      

16018B

Ph

72.00

18.00

27.00

35.00

Fakirwadi, Middle Kimmeridgian

  

40.00

9.00

10.00

22.00

 

16018A

Ph

42.00

9.00

14.00

22.00

Fakirwadi, Middle Kimmeridgian

16,011

Ph

50.00

15.00

14.00

23.00

Fakirwadi, Middle Kimmeridgian

16,012

Ph

47.00

9.00

23.00

24.00

Fakirwadi, Middle Kimmeridgian

16,013

Ph

45.00

10.00

19.00

23.00

Ler, Middle Kimmeridgian

  

70.00

 

30.00

33.00

 

16,014

Ph

51.00

10.00

17.00

26.00

Ler, Middle Kimmeridgian

16,015

Ph

65.00

13.00

22.00

32.00

Ler, Middle Kimmeridgian

16,016

Ph

100.00

 

30.00

53.00

Unlocalised, Middle Kimmeridgian

  

48.00

9.00

15.00

  

16,017

Ph

71.00

14.00

17.00

33.00

Unlocalised, Middle Kimmeridgian

16,019

Ph

  

20.00

39.00

Fakirwadi, Middle Kimmeridgian

16,020

Ph

85.00

12.00

25.00

45.00

Fakirwadi, Middle Kimmeridgian

1922

Ph

70.00

12.00

22.00

35.00

East of Ler, Middle Kimmeridgian

Present collection

      

T/LR/4

Ph

90.00

17.50

25.00

49.50

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/5

Ph

96.00

21.00

29.50

48.00

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/2

Ph

66.50

11.00

20.00

39.50

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/3

Ph

109.50

19.00

32.50

62.00

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/1

Ph

63.50

10.00

22.00

32.00

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/6

Ph

64.50

8.50

16.00

37.50

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/21

Ph

80.00

20.00

  

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/7

Ph

83.50

13.50

25.50

46.50

East of Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/8

Ph

53.00

10.00

18.00

29.00

East of Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/9

Ph

90.00

15.50

26.00

45.50

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/12

Ph

68.00

9.50

22.00

34.00

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/15

Ph

42.00

 

14.50

19.00

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/13

Ph

36.00

12.50

12.00

17.00

Ler, Lower Sandstone ridge

T/LR/11

Ph

39.00

10.50

12.50

19.50

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/D/1

Ph

90.00

20.00

32.00

41.50

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/D/2

Ph

97.00

21.00

31.50

48.50

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/D/3

Ph

89.00

19.00

29.5

47.00

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/D/4

Ph

84.00

14.00

25.5

45.00

Ler, Middle Sandstone ridge

TR/LR/17

Ph

83.00

19.00

28.50

46.00

Ler, Lower Sandstone ridge

TR/LR/18

Ph

86.00

17.50

24.00

47.50

Ler, Lower Sandstone ridge

TR/LR/20

Ph

41.50

12.50

14.00

19.50

Ler, Lower Sandstone ridge

TR/LR/19

Ph

55.00

16.50

13.50

22.50

Ler, Lower Sandstone ridge

T/LR/D/7

Ph

63.50

14.00

26.00

46.50

Ler, below Middle Sandstone ridge

T/LR/D/8

Ph

53.00

9.00

18.00

29.00

Ler, below Middle Sandstone ridge

European specimens

      

Crl028

 

64.00

9.00

-

36.00

Ardèche, France

Crl021

 

65.00

9.00

-

37.00

Ardèche, France

Crl140a

 

69.00

10.00

-

39.00

Ardèche, France

Crl029

 

72.00

8.00

-

41.00

Ardèche, France

Crl035b

 

68.00

10.00

-

36.00

Ardèche, France

Crl035a

 

77.00

11.00

-

42.00

Ardèche, France

Crl019

 

59.00

10.00

20.00

32.00

Ardèche, France

Crl016

 

48.00

9.00

-

26.00

Ardèche, France

Crl017

 

45.00

7.00

14.00

25.00

Ardèche, France

Crl018

 

45.00

8.00

15.00

23.00

Ardèche, France

Cru069

 

37.00

7.00

-

21.00

Ardèche, France

Crl078

 

41.00

7.00

-

20.00

Ardèche, France

Crl092

 

33.00

11.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Crl098

 

28.00

9.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Cru058

 

34.00

11.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Cru060

 

37.00

12.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Cru061

 

17.00

5.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Cru022

 

38.00

13.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Crl117

 

37.00

12.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Cru035b

 

22.00

6.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Cru53c

 

20.00

4.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Crl012

 

23.00

7.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

Crl053

 

35.00

11.00

-

-

Ardèche, France

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Roy, P., Mandal, S., Sur, S., Layek, S. (2021). Cosmopolitan Status for Taramelliceras kachhense (Waagen) (Ammonoidea) from Kutch, Western India. In: Banerjee, S., Sarkar, S. (eds) Mesozoic Stratigraphy of India. Society of Earth Scientists Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71370-6_9

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