Significance of Early Carboniferous Radiolaria from Langkap, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia


Author : Basir Jasin and Che Aziz AliPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 41Page : 109-125Year : 1997


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 41, Dec. 1997, pp. 109 - 125

 

Significance of Early Carboniferous Radiolaria from Langkap, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

BASIR JASIN AND CHE AZIZ ALI

Department of Geology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

 

Abstract: A thinly bedded mudstone in the Langkap chert yielded a high diversity of radiolarian faunas. A total of 34 radiolarian taxa were identified. The presence of Albaillella cornuta, Albaillella deflandrei and Albaillella undulata indicates the Albaillella deflandrei Zone of late Tournaisian, Early Carboniferous. The radiolarian assemblage is very similar to those of Tournaisian of Germany and France. The similarity suggests that the radiolarian faunas occupied a similar biogeographic province in the equatorial regions of the Tethys.