Monday, November 23, 2009

Ammonoid Paraceratites trinodosus from Mela, K. Lipis

Paraceratites trinodosus from K. Lipis (after Gobbett & Hutchison)

Paraceratites trinodosus from Kg. Mela, district of K. Lipis, Pahang

This ammonoid is the most interesting find I had from Kg. Mela, district of K. Lipis, Pahang. It was found in black shale belong to Middle Triassic rocks of Semantan Formation. This ammonoid is identified as Paraceratites trinodosus, an index fossil and zonal marker for substage Pelsonian, Middle Anisian of Middle Triassic. Click here for detail.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Entolium discites

Entolium discites (Schlotheim)
QZ480, Pelsonian, Middle Triassic of Lower Myophorian Sandstone
Kaling Formation, Aring, Gua Musang

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Claraia Beds from QZ480

These bivalves which is previously thought as Daonella, now identified as Claraia. They are two species occur here i.e. Claraia stachei and C. kilenensis, both typical for Induan, Lower Triassic. It is interesting to know that the rock sequence in QZ480 yields Triassic fossils range from Lower (Induan) to Middle Triassic (Anisian).