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Gondwana Six: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Paleontology

Gondwana Six: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Paleontology

Garry D. McKenzie (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66425-4

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

250 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 41.

This volume contains many of the papers presented at the Sixth International Gondwana Symposium, held at the Institute of Polar Studies, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, August 19-23, 1985. The symposium was the first held outside the Gondwanaland continents; other symposia were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1967; Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, 1970; Canberra, Australia, 1973; Calcutta, India, 1977; and Wellington, New Zealand, 1980.

Dedication v

Preface ix

Acknowledgments x

Changes in the Geography of the Tasmania Basin in the Late Paleozoic
Maxwell R. Banks and Michael J. Clarke 1

The Relationship of the Indian and Western Australian Permian Marine Faunas
J.M. Dickins and S.C. Shah 15

Biogeography of Australian and Southeast Asian Ordovician Nautiloids
Bryan Stait and Clive Burrett 21

Triassic Vegetation and Geography of the New Zealand Portion of the Gondwana Supercontinent
G. J. Retallack 29

Devonian Vertebrates of Gondwana
G.C. Young 41

Comparison of the Triassic Gondwana Sequences in the Transantarctic Mountains and Tasmania
James W. Collinson, Noel R. Kemp, and J. Thomas Eggert 51

Radioactive Minerals and the Pre-Beacon Erosion Surface, Antarctica
Edward J. Zeller and Gisela A. M. Dreschhoff 63

Paleoecology and Phylogeny of the Trematosauridae
W.R. Hammer 73

Progressive Endemism in the Late Cretaceous Ammonite Family Kossmaticeratidae and the Breakup of Gondwanaland
Carlos E. Macellari 85

Late Mesozoic Bivalve Biogeography of Antarctica
J. A. Crame 93

Aspects of Late Paleozoic Glacial Sedimentation in Parts of the Paran• Basin, Brazil, and the
Karoo Basin, South Africa, With Special Reference to the Origin of Massive Diamictite
C. P. Gravenor and V. von Brunn 103

A Facies Analysis of Permo-Carboniferous Glacigenic Deposits Along a Paleoscarp in
Northern Natal, South Africa
V. von Brunn 113

The Influence of Topography on the Permo-Carboniferous Glaciation in the Karoo Basin and
Adjoining Areas, Southern Africa
J.N.J. Visser 123

The Biostratigraphy and Fossils of the Whitehill and Irati Shale Formations of the Karoo and
Parana Basins
B.W. Oelofsen 131

The Permo-Triassic Uranium Deposits of Gondwanaland
J.P. le Roux and P. D. Toens 139

Africa and Madagascar During Permo-Triassic Time: The Evidence of the Vertebrate
Bernard Battail , Laurence Beltan, and Jean-Michel Dutuit 147

The Permian-Triassic Boundary in the Southern Morondava Basin of Madagascar as Defined
by Plant Microfossils
R.P. Wright and R. A. Askin 157

Glacial and Proglacial Talchir Sedimentation in Son-Mahanadi Gondwana Basin:
Paleogeographic Reconstruction
S. M. Casshyap and V. K. Srivastava 167

A New Theropod Dinosaur From India With Remarks on the Gondwana-Laurasia Connection
in the Late Triassic
S. Chatterjee 183

Paleoclimatic Significance of Fauna and Miofiora of the Garu Formation (Permian),
Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya
Trilochan Singh 191

Gondwana and Associated Rocks of the Himalaya and Their Significance
C. Tripathi and Gopal Singh 195

New Evidence for Paleobiogeographic Intercontinental Gondwana Relationships Based on
Late Cretaceous-Earliest Paleocene Coastal Faunas From Peninsular India
Ashok Sahni, R. S. Rana, and G. V. R. Prasad 207

Fossil Vertebrates From the Pranhita-Godavari Valley (India) and Their Stratigraphic Correlation
Sohan L. Jain and Tapan Roychowdhury 219

Upper Kamthi: A Riddle in the Gondwana Stratigraphy of India
Prodip K. Dutta 229

Permian Biogeography of the Indian Subcontinent With Special Reference to the Marine Fauna
Trilochan Singh 239

Symposium Participants 250