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Identification of Fossil Corals Inhabiting an Uplifted Area of Ras Gunz Near Jiwani, Balochistan, Pakistan

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Siddiqui, PJA and Ali, A and Bromfield, K and Iqbal, P and Shoaib, N, Identification of Fossil Corals Inhabiting an Uplifted Area of Ras Gunz Near Jiwani, Balochistan, Pakistan, Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 43, (3) pp. 523-527. ISSN 0030-9923 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Jiwani is located about 720 km from Karachi and 60 km from Gwader towards the west (25 02' 610'' N & 61 44' 438'' E) on the Balochistan (Makran) coast. The Balochistan coast is comprised of deformed and faulted sediments ranging from the Cretaceous to the Recent periods. The coastline has been raised about 500 m during the mid-Pleistocene to Recent, and a number of fossil mollusks and corals are found embedded in a variety of lithostratigraphic units. The present study identifies fossil corals collected from Ras Gunz, near the main fishing village at Jiwani. Fourteen species of fossilized corals belonging to 2 families and 8 genera were identified and compared with the current distribution of coral species along the coast of Pakistan.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Balochistan coast, fossil corals, uplifted
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Geochronology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Bromfield, K (Dr Kate Bromfield)
ID Code:78324
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2012-06-22
Last Modified:2013-01-02
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