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Microfossils based Palaeoecology and Palaeocommunity Structure of Upper Siwalik Deposits of Jammu, JandK, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1P.G. Department of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu-180006, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 34-40, January,10 (2015)


In this paper, the author built up the palaeo community structure of the study area by carried out palaeoecological analysis of collected microfauna and floras from the Late Pliocene Siwalik deposits of Jammu province. The collected microfauna and flora specimen comprises of microfossils (ostracods), micro vertebrates (rodents, fishes, frogs, lizards, snakes), invertebrates (gastropods and bivalves) and plants charophyte. The palaeoecological evidence indicates that during Late Pliocene times there were two dominant important communities’ i.e. aquatic community (fresh water) and terrestrial community.


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