The succession of vertebrate faunas in the continental Mesozoic of Thailand


Author : E. Buffetaut & R. IngavatPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 19Page : 167 – 172Year : 1986


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 19, April 1986, pp. 167 – 172

 

The succession of vertebrate faunas in the continental Mesozoic of Thailand

ERIC BUFFETAUT* and RUCHA INGAVAT**

*ERA 963 du CNRS, Laboratoire de Paléontologie des Vertébrés,

Université Paris VI, 4 place Jussieu, 75230 Paris Cedex 05, France

**Geological Survey Division, Department of Mineral Resources,

Rama VI Road, Bangkok, 10 400, Thailand

 

Abstract: Fairly abundant continental vertebrate remains have been found in Mesozoic rocks in Thailand by recent Thai-French expeditions. They yield stratigraphical and palaeobiogeographical data and provide a preliminary picture of the succession of vertebrate faunas in South East Asia during the Mesozoic. Fossil vertebrates are known from late Triassic, early to middle Jurassic, late Jurassic, and early Cretaceous formations, mainly on the Khorat Plateau of northeastern Thailand. The best assemblages are from the late Triassic Huai Hin Lat Formation (with phytosaurs, turtles, stegocephalians and various fishes) and the late Jurassic Sao Khua Formation (with dinosaurs, crocodilians, turtles and fishes).

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm19198613