Mixed Permian-Triassic Fauna, Guryul Ravine, Kashmir

Science  09 Jan 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3915, pp. 174-175
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3915.174


At Guryul Ravine near Srinagar, Kashmir, a varied fauna of productid brachiopods, including Spinomarginifera, is associated in approximately 15 feet (about 4 meters) of strata with the typical Scythian (Lower Triassic) pelecypod Claraia. These faunas are interpreted as true associations of surviving "Permian" and Lower Triassic faunal elements. Similar mixed associations have previously been identified in the lowest Triassic strata of the Salt Range and Surghar Range of West Pakistan.