First record of Gitolampas subrotundus (Cotteau, 1856) (Echinoidea) from the Late Paleocene of Iran

  • José Francisco Carrasco Museo Geológico del Seminario de Barcelona, Spain
  • Morteza Taherpour Khalil Abad Geological Survey of Iran, Northeast territory, Mashhad, Iran
  • Jafar Taheri Geological Survey of Iran, Northeast territory, Mashhad, Iran
  • Maryam Ahmadi-Kooshki Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran
  • Mahmoud Reza Majidifard Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Echinoidea, Gitolampas, Coccolithophores, Paleocene, Kopet-Dagh area, Iran

Abstract

In this paper we present the first record of well preserved specimens of Gitolampas subrotundus (Cotteau, 1856) from the Late Paleocene of Iran (Jorasán Razaví county, northeast Iran). The detailed biostratigraphic and calcareous nannofossils investigations were carried out on a stratigraphic section in Chehel Formation. This study extends the palaeogeographical distribution of Late Paleocene echinids along the northern Tethyan margins. The investigated fossiliferous section is compared with coeval strata from other European regions.

 

Published
2019-12-23
How to Cite
Carrasco, J. F., Taherpour Khalil Abad, M., Taheri, J., Ahmadi-Kooshki, M. and Majidifard, M. R. (2019) “First record of Gitolampas subrotundus (Cotteau, 1856) (Echinoidea) from the Late Paleocene of Iran”, Geološki anali Balkanskoga poluostrva, 80(2), pp. 1-11. doi: 10.2298/GABP1902001C.
Section
Stratigraphy and paleontology