TitleLate Silurian marine shelly fauna of Central and Northern Vietnam
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsTong-Dzuy, T, Boucot, A, Rong, JY, Fang, ZJ
Type of ArticleJournal Article

The Late Silurian (late Ludlow-Pridoli) brachiopods and bivalves from North and Central Vietnam are described and illustrated from the Men An (North Vietnam) and My Due (Central Vietnam) localities. The biostratigraphic relations and age of the fauna, the so-called Retziella fauna, are discussed. The My Due fauna is the same as that at Men An, indicating that during the Late Silurian both North Vietnam and Central Vietnam, situated on the South China and Indochina Plates respectively were probably fairly close geographically to each other. The Late Silurian is globally a time of moderately high, although not highest, provincialism as regards marine benthic invertebrates. A new brachiopod species, Nikiforovaena vietnamensis BOUCOT & RONG, and three new bivalve species Schizodus kienanensis FANG, S. ? myducensis FANG, and Modiomorpha paracrypta FANG are described. (C) 2001 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.

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