The discovery of macrofossils at Selumar, Belitung, Indonesia


Author : K.F.G. Hosking, T.E. Yancey, H.L. Strimple and M. T. JonesPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 8Page : 113-115Year : 1977


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 8, Dec, 1977, pp. 113 – 115

 

The discovery of macrofossils at Selumar, Belitung, Indonesia

K.F.G. HOSKING1, T.E. YANCEY1, H.L. STRIMPLE2 and M.T. JONES3

1Jabatan Geologi, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

2Dept. of Geology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.

3Broken Hill Prop. (Indonesia), Kelapa Kampit, Belitung, Indonesia

 

This note is written in order to record the first discovery of well preserved, in situ, macrofossils on Belitung Island, Indonesia, as well as to provide details of the circumstances of the discovery, the geological environment in which the fossils occur together with a preliminary account of the best fossil specimen that was recovered, and the geological significance of the find.