Paleozoic Reef in Pakistan

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Science  03 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3701, pp. 1287-1288
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3701.1287


A Silurian, and perhaps Devonian, limestone belt in northern West Pakistan contains the first Paleozoic reefs found on the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. The belt contains a rich fauna entirely new to Pakistan. Its presence indicates that this area was inundated in Silurian and Devonian times by seas bordered by reefs or containing reef platforms.