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Devonian radiolarians and tentaculitids from central Laos


Thassanapak, H and Udchachon, M and Burrett, CF, Devonian radiolarians and tentaculitids from central Laos, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 60 pp. 104-113. ISSN 1367-9120 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2012.08.002


A 4. m thick section of silicified shales from Ban Phonxai in central Laos contains the radiolarians Trilonche davidi, T. hindea, T. minax, T. palimbola, Stigmosphaerostylus spp. and Ceratoikiscum ? sp. and the tentaculitids Homoctenus ultimus and Costulatostylionina vesca which together indicate a Frasnian age. This pelagic, deep shelf fauna from the Indochina Terrane is similar to that from South China and shows that tentaculitids may be common and biostratigraphically useful in radiolarian cherts and shales in South East Asia. This discovery probably necessitates mapping of the Late Devonian Phon Tiou Fm in this area which is currently mapped as the Early Carboniferous Boulapha Formation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Devonian, Indochina Terrane, Laos, Radiolaria, Sepon, Tentaculita
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Burrett, CF (Dr Clive Burrett)
ID Code:84994
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2013-06-11
Last Modified:2013-07-03

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