Carboniferous corals from Northeast Thailand


Author : Henri Fontaine, Rucha Ingavat and Daniel VachardPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 15Page : 47 – 56Year : 1982


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 15, December 1982, pp. 47 – 56

 

Carboniferous corals from Northeast Thailand

HENRI FONTAINE1, RUCHA INGAVAT2 and DANIEL VACHARD3

1128 rue du Bac, 75341 Paris cedex 07, France

2Department of Mineral Resources, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 4, Thailand

3IGAL, 21 rue d\'Assas, 75270 Paris cedex 06, France


Abstract: In the Loei area of Northeast Thailand, a few limestone outcrops contain abundant fasciculate corals (Tetracorallia). These corals belong to Lublinophyllum, a genus newly established and still poorly known. They are Upper Bashkirian-Lower Moscovian in age according to a study of the associated microfauna. They are well-preserved and very abundant at Ban Na Charoen, from where a new species is described: L. thailandicum. The Ban Na Charoen limestone is Kashirian (Lower Moscovian) in age.